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1, Training exercise

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6. SPECIAL TRADING EXERCISES.
A# MANICURE Radar jamming exercises of two types, (l) jamming airborne \ radar, (2) jamming surface radar. Instructions for each exercise will be issued by despatch, E. Exercise "OFFSET 11 , When "Offset" is scheduled for battleships, the battleships and three (3)
destroyers v/illtake position in clear of disposition as appropriate for
safe firing. The bearing "willbe prescribed. The senior battleship flag
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"Offset" may be scheduled for cruisers and will be conducted in the same
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When "Offset" is scheduled for destroyers, a destroyer target, assigned by the Commander Screen who is OCE, will take position on range and bear­ ing prescribed by the OCE. Destroyers firing the exercise willnot leave their stations in the disposition screen. In order to expedite the prac­ tice, the screen willrotate slowly in the direction opposite to the direction of motion of the target vessel.
0, Exercise "FREE SLEEVE"

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The purpose of this exercise is to provide training against a rapidly As it is an experiment, decending target from high position angle any time as .to its value and to means by which comments are desired at

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D. Exercise "VISUAL FIGHIBR DIRECTION".
One division of Combat Air Patrol will be stationed on the four card­ inal points as Jacks patrol. One section of Combat -air Patrol will act as target. Target planes will open the task group beyond visibil­ ity range and then return, similating a suicide attack. Runs shall be made at angels Ito angels 2. Target planes willmake destroyers their point of attack. These runs will be reported until termination of the Any destroyer or visual fighter director ship, sighting the ' exercise. approach of the target planes, will immediately commence interception

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AIRCRAFT, TRACKING EXERCISE

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(1) Purpose, to train fire Control party, C.I*C, and 5" battery in
repelling attack by low-flying torpedo planes;

To determine the range at which elevation discrimination for fire control radar ceases to be reliable, at various altitudes; To determine the. apparent effectiveness of suggested anti-torpedo plane methods listed in BuOrd Conf Cir. Ltr. J3-44 and PacFlt Conf * Notice HCN-44J

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To afford concentrated training to director pointers, trainers, and range operators in full radar tracking;
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C.I.C. track plane and coach director on. No sleeve will be stream* ed, and there will be no firing. Planes call as assigned by TGC. Runs should be made from bearings clear of ships and land masses, if possible. (4) Procedure at Director.
Observing officer on ship controlling exercise relay instructions to plane via C.I.C. Have plane start runs tioward ship from 20,000 yards and repeat as necessary for satisfactory results. Record on form, Enclosure (A), the position of crosswires relative to the target throughout run, until target is overhead if possible (vizi low, on, above); also, pertinent information regarding pips " at various ranges, and the side of approach for each run.

Track plane is at constant altitudes, with the first run at 1,000 feet, using full radar control with direct selector levers in automatic. Decrease altitude on successive runs in 200 foot steps to 4-00 feet; then in 100 foot steps down to 100 feet. Observing officer takes station at control officer* s telescope which shall be Open* Range radar operator call out ranges in 100 yard in­ crements. Pointer report continuously to observing officer the quality and behavior of pips, keeping them matched as well as possible.

(5) Procedure at Computer.
Track in semi-automatic. Record altitude, position angle, and present range at !Lfi second intervals. Zero time will be the order, "commence tracking", at approximately 20,000 yards.


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Units engaged in exercise steam on base course at a speed not less than 15 knots. Plane (s) willrendezvous, then make low level deceptive torpedo approaches from random directions retiring ten to fifteen miles between wns. Ships should carry out evasive maneuvers as though , under actual attack, unless restricted by other operations in progress*
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APPENDICES;

I Cruising Dispositions
II Sortie Plan and Movement Order

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(a) Cruising disposition 5-R is a normal Task Group day or night high

(b) It is suitable for use of a carrier Task Group for defense against both aircraft and submarines. It permits a rapid shift to cruising
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(c) Any rotation of the formation axis will be performed about the center unless otherwise directed by the Task Group Commander. (f) Station assignments are as indicated in the diagram.
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(b) It is suitable for maximum benefit from training exercises, _ (c)

(d) Unit guidea will be designated by Unit Commanders. (c) (f) Normal column/1 order within the Units unless otherwise directed. (g) The carrier unit will provide air cover and air services for both units as required. (h) (i)

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Baker, Tare and George runs Services by VJIB.

1000 (About) Fire AA practice in two groups. as directed by CTG 58.4 and CTU 58.4.3.

1300 Carrier Group launch Deck Load from each carrier. RANDOLPH launch

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D44 DAY. D+ 5
Operating in TF*58 in accordance OpOrder 1-45.

D-f 6 DAY

with Annex "C" to ComFirstCarTaskForPap

D4-7 DAY
Operating in TF 58 in accordance with Annex "C" to ComFirstCarTaskForPac OpOrder 1-45. Upon completion of fueling and when directed detached, Task Groups 58,4 and 58,1 form 5-W, Axis 350°. TG 58.4 (guide) in Station #1, TG 58.1 in Station #3* Picket assignments in accordance with para, 1030 (c), TFI-IA. Proceed toward Latitude 24° -20 N Longitude 136° 30 B.

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Sunset

Commence retirement toward fueling rendezvous, Point Valve (Lat. 21-04 N Long. 140-58 E.), (If photo coverage is not completed, TG's will return on D Plus 10 Day and complete missions See Alternate D +9 Day instructions)

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58.1 rendezvous with Logistic Support Group at Valve, Lat. 21-04 N Long. 140-50 E. Fueling course arid speed Point will be signalled. Refuel, receive replacement aircraft and rebomb.
Groups 58,4 and

ALTERNATE D-2 DAY

0645 Operate in accordance

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Annex MC" to FirstCarTaskForPac TOKYO AREA.

OpOrder 1-45

Upon completion of strikes, if order eddetached,

Task Group

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ALTERNATE D-l DAY
proceeding toward position to Northward of IWO JIMA for "D" day support operations.

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conducting strikes against KYUSHU.

1600 When ordered, Task Group 58.4 and Task Group 58.1 form 5-W, Axis 300° (T), course 205° (T), speed 21 knoijs. Task Group 58.4 guide in station #1, Task Group 58*1 in station #3. In addition to normal picket re­ quirements, in accordance with Para. 1030(e) TFInIA, Task Group 58.1 *.. station two Advance Radar Pickets, at least one equipped with IG, as follows? One 30° each side of base course, 30 miles (or at maxi­ mum TBS range from forward picket) from center of Task Group 58.4
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INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY. „,..
I. ENEMY INFORMATION
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Enemy air and naval strength.

With the exception of indications of recent large scale plane movements, particularly medium bomber strength, to Kyushu, in­ formation on enemy air and naval strength is as listed in the revised Annex F to CTF 5# Operation Order 1-45.
B. Enemy airfields.

Objective materials on enemy airfields are referenced fully in Annex F and revised Annex F to CTF 5& Operation Order 1-45 • Numbers are assigned to airfields in the latter reference. With few exceptions, information is fragmentary and need elab­ oration. In addition to their primary destructive mission, the ships and air groups of TG 5&.4 will be expected to collect information from photographs and pilot interrogation for the amplification of information on Empire airfields.

C. Enemy planes.

Listed in Appendix 1 to this 'Annex are

enemy planes likely to be encountered. Visual recognition of enemy planes is of para­ importance. Particularly in the case of low-flying enemy mount planes, recognition must be established at maximum range in order that fire may be opened as soon as possible.

11.

FRIENDLY INFORMATION A. Land-based searches and support missions.

Paragraph 2 of Annex Easy of ComFif thFleet s Operation Plan 13-44 outlines available data on friendly searches and VLR and LR bombing missions in support of the operation. Amplify­ ing information listing sector calls for land-based searches will be distributed at a later date by CTF 58, as will informa­ tion on special B-29 anti-picket searches.
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1. Patrol
Submarines on special patrols will be deployed as follows: 8 SS off southern coast of Honshu, 6 SS in vicinity of Nsnsei Shoto chain (Maru Morgue), 3 SS in Yellow Sea (Area 12), 3 SS in northern part of East China Sea (area 9), 3 SS north and west of Formosa (Areas 11-A and 11-B), 3 SS north and east of Formosa^ Areas Chophouse and Chamber), 6 SS in Luzon Strait (Convoy College) and 1 SS in vicinity of Kurile Islands (Polar Circuit). (Note: area references in parentheses as designated by Addendum 6 to CinCPac SOP 1).
2,

Diversionary Anti-Picket Boat Sweep.

D-6 day and D-5 day, 3 submarines (enroute to patrol stations) vdll make surface attacks on enemy picket boats in an area from east to west between longitudes 140 E and 135 E and latitudes 30 N and 31 N.
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3. Anti-Picket Boat

Sweep.

If requested by Commander Fifth KLeet, 5 submarines on D-8, D-7 and D-6 days vdll attack all enemy picket boats within 50 miles on each side of the route taken by TF 53 in its Tokyo approach.

4. Tentative area classification changes.
Although area classification will be changed only in accordance with CinCPoa Zone Notices, the follovdng
changes

are in prospect:

From D-10 day until further notice From From

D-5 D-5

day until further notice day until further notice

From D-5 day through D plus 6 day
From

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6

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- Addendum 6 to CinCPoa SOP 1 will be in effect. - ENTRANCE and CORRIDOR JOINT - vdll bevdll be ZONE. STABLE AIR­ SURFACE ZONE. - KENNEL will be AIR­ SURFACE - BASEMENT ZONE. be AIR­ will

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The selection of propaganda leaflets, which are to be dropped over enemy territory on each bombing strike in accordance with Para 19 of Annex C, ComFirstCarTaskForPac's Op.Order 1-4.5, will be left to the discretion of individual, ship's connandlng b|ticf«s as inventories vail vary from ship to ship. In this connection, it i^gLd be noted that the leaflet serial-numbered 2021 has beeri-or^i^^^troyed in general an effort should be made to select leaflets appropriate for Empire consumption inasmuch as many of the leaflets are directed particu­ larly at enemy advanced-base personnel and would have little meaning for Empire inhabitants.

A.

B. Action

reports vrill cct forth the date, time, area over which dropped, and quantity of each serial-numbered type leaflet dropped.

V FLAK INFORM/fIION
to the fact that submission of supplementary ACA-1 forms is particularly necessary for this operation." 'in this con­ nection, the following information on enemy flak is desired in addition to that required on the supplementary ACA-1 form:

A. Attention is called

A. (Cont*d)
1. Where encountered
route back)

(approximate location and at what altitude).

2. Vfhen encountered (route in-approach-dive-pullout -retirement

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(a) Type weapons (heavy-medium- light) (b) Type fire control (barrage-predicted continuously pointed) (c) Density (intense-moderate-meager) (d) Accuracy (accurate- inaccurate)
4.. Evasive tactics used.
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SURFACE ZONE. - PANTRY will be AIR»

SURFACE ZONE and GARAGE willbe AIR­

AIR­

SURFACE ZONE* From D plus 8 day through D plus 10 day-- CLOSET, CHURCHYARD,
SURFACE ZONE and

CUPBOARD, ABDUCT (E) and DEFER tfILL BE AIR-* ABLAZE (E) willbe JOINT ZONE.

Passage

through Haven.

It should be noted that the task group track passes through the Haven south of Guam during daylight of D-8 day. C. Friendly planes.
Appendix 1 to this Annex countered.

lists friendly

planes likely to be en­

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AIR-SEA RESCUE
A. Lifeguard submarines.
As listed in Annex J to CTF 58 Operations Order 1-45
B. Pilots must be properly briefed in the Air-Sea rescue procedure and method of reporting downed pilots prescribed in CinCPoa SOP-2. C. Lifeguard radio. Pilots must be properly briefed on use of Air-Sea rescue frequency. Transmit lifeguard information on both 4475 and 140.58 meg. Pilots must be briefed on contact and R/T procedure. FD ships including pickets will be prepared to transmit and receive on 4475. Pilots and radiomen must know what frequencies are set and that the setting is accurate.

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AMERICAN aND JAPANESE PLANES LIKELY TO BE SEEN
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SB2C(Helldiver)

Torpedo
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TBM(Avenger)

Medium Bombers

B2s(Mitchell) and PV(Ventura)

Heavy

Bombers

B24(Liberator) and B29 (Superfortress)
Patrol Bombers

PB4Y-1, FB'4Y^2, PBM(Mariner), PBY(Catalina) and PB2y(Coronado)
Re connais s anc e Plan es

oS2U (Kingfisher), SOC and SOl(Seahawk)
Transports

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Artillery Spotting Aircraft

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A new type Betty, Nell, Sally, Helen, Lily, Peggy and Frances, Jap twin engine plane has been photographed at Tachikawa Air (Refer Photron two P.I. Report No. 229) Base, Japan.

Patrol Bombers
Emily, Mavis and Liz

Larid-Based Four-Engine Bomber
A new four-engine bomber has been photographed at Nishi-No-Miya (Refer Photron two P.I, Report No. 225) near Osaka, Japan.

Reconnaissance

Planes

Pete, Rufe, Jake, Dave, Dinah, Myrt, Paul, Norm and Rex.
Transports

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No special fueling dispositions willbe formed, fueling willbe con­ ducted using any one of the Cruising Dispositions.

1, 2, Fueling plans 3F, 4F> SF, and 6F are herein described for use when
3,4js*and 6 tankers are present. The plan to be used willbe designated when
the number of tankers, available is known.

3« When using fueling plans 3F and 4F a single fueling line will be used. plan 5F and 6F two fueling lines willbe used, with three (3) tankers in For the leading line and two (2) or three (3) in the second line. Distance between tankers willbe 1500 yards, and interval between tanker lines willbe 2000 yards. Tankers willform the fueling line(s) and assume the fueling course and speed prior to being joined by the Task Group. Tanker Stations are num­ bered from rj^ht to left in the first line, then from right to left in the
second line.

4» During approach to the fueling group the fueling course and speed, and designation of the guide and guide's station, willnormally be transmitted to the Task Group by TBS, On execution of the signal "Commence Scheduled Exercise, 11 each station unit willproceed to its 1 new station without further instructions, using care to avoid mutual interference, and giving way to vessels making approaches to fueling stations. Ships not fueling Zigzag in-* dependently near own station. Heavy ships alongside assist tankers in keeping station. 5. As. soon as practicable after going alongside, report estimated time of completion by visual to the Task Group Commander and the next scheduled ship.
6, During fueling operations all movements of ships to fueling stations shall be at the highest safe speed. Whenever a fueling station becomes vacant the next ship must be in position ready to move in with the minimum possible delay. However the destroyer screen shall not be reduced to less than eight (8) screening vessels without authority of the T.G.C. It is not necessary to relieve on station; relieving enroute to and from tanker station is authorized.

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S» Battleships and large carriers be prepared at all times to top off destroyers on one hour's notice. Battleships may be required to top off d«?*?~ trovers using both port and starboard sides. oowi port ana svarooaru sxcies. _^-^^^l

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Replenishment

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1. Ifammunition ships are in company with the tankers, they will
take stations as.tern of the tankers. After the Task Group has joined, the
AEs willb* assigned stations in the disposifcaDn near the carrier stations,
and the assignment of carriers made.

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Station 2 •"<- LANGLEY, BILOXI, NORTH CAROLINA Station 3
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Station

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Station 3 Station 4

Stbd. side Stations: Station 2 SAN DIEGO, DESTROYERS
Stations 1, 3 and 4 DESTROYERS

Battleships
and RANDOLPH each fuel one destroyer prior to own fueling.

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SANTA FE, RANDOLPH

3. Plan "SF" (Five Tankers)

Portside Stations : -Station 1 YORKTOWN, BILOXI
Station 2 LANGLET, CABOT
Station 3 SANTA PS, RANDOLPH
Station 4 WASHINGTON
Station 5 NORTH CAROLINA
All starboard side stations DESTROYERS.
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Starboard side stations:
NOTES:

Station 2 SAN DIEGO, DESTROYERS DESTROYERS Stations 1,3,4,5,6

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visual. 3. FOR PLANS »3F», "4F» and »6F» BOTH SIDES OF TANKER
IN STATION TWO WILL BS RIGGED FOR HEAVY SHIPS.

4. COMMANDER TASK GROUP 50.8 IS REQUESTED TO ASSIGN THE
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1. Attention is called to Annex Kof ComFifthFleet's Operation plan 13-44 which sets forth the arrangements for prompt transmission of news material, including photographs, to the United States and elsewhere.
No,

2, An increased number of newspaper correspondents, magazine writers and radio correspondents will accompany the Task Force on this operation, makr ing possible a broader coverage of the Navy's share in the Pacific War, but r\u25a0" their success in presenting this story to the public in the States depends on the rapidity with which their material can be forwarded to transmission centers,

It is directed that every facility commensurate of military operations be accorded.

with security and the exigencies

3, An increased number of Public Relations Officers are also to be on duty with the Task Force to assist press and radio representatives in their coverage of the operation and to help assure rapid transmission of their mater­ ial. They will also prepare original material for Public Relations purposes according to their previous instructions, with the aim of giving the American people and their Allies an adequate picture of Naval activity in this Theatre,
perishable of all products," with even a day's delay costly in the value it willhave when it reaches the newspaper desk or the domestic radio on the mainland. Cooperation and workmanlike effic­ iency all down the line are required if unnecessary delays are to be avoided in the forwarding of news. Study of Annex X, Appendix One, to ComFifthFleet's Operation Plan No, 13-44 will familiarize commanding officers with the methods set up for collection of news material and the transmission of it to CinCPOA at Guam for relay to the States, Prior to beginning of the operation, press and radio correspondents will be informed in detail by Public Relations Officers, of the fastest routes for their specialized types of copy, and commanding officers of ships are directed to cooperate with them in moving such copy for­

13-44 notes that "news is the most

4. Paragraph 17 of Annex X of ComFifthFleet's Operation Plan

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Aircraft and Pilot Report, 7 Replacement (8 Carrier Replenishment Requirement,
8 Requirement, (9 Status of Aircraft and Aircrews*
9 Aircrews* ,0 ,0 Reports, 10 Action Reports,
11 Logistic Replenishment Requirements, .1 .2 .2 12 Report of Mail, Personnel or Gear for DD Delivery, 13 Aircraft Launched/Landed Eeports, ..3 3

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After Replenishment. Carriers report in with Paragraph 6210 of TFI-IA, Made this report to accordance Task Group Commander after replenishment at sea.
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Aircraft and Pilot Report. Prior to 0800 of the day before scheduled rendezvous with CVE's of Logistic Support Group, carriers submit to Task Group Commander a report of Pilot, Aircrewmen and Aircraft replacement requirements. Use abbreviated dispatch form shown in paragraph 6300 of TFI-IA. IMPORTANT NOTE Do not include replacements for flyable duds in replacement requirement number, Yfhen flyable duds are reported it is assumed that replacements for them are desired after the , duds have been disposed of. !

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(8) Carrier Replenishment Requirements Report. Prior to Arrival in Port* Submit report in accordance with instruction contained in Paragraph 6310 of TFI-IA,

(9) Status of Aircraft^ and Aircrews

Daily as soon as practicable completion of flight operation each carrier report statua after of aircraft and aircrews. Submit information using system des­ cribed in Paragraph 6311 of TFI-1A but add third number in each block to indicate number of planes of type actually available. Example: "Availability x 31-4-6 29 x: 2-3-2- x etc". This would r mean 31 VF aircraft and 4.6 VF pilots on board of which 29 VF air­ craft are available for following days schedule; 2 ?F(P) aircraft and 3 VF(P) pilots on board, 2 VF(P) actually available; etc.

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Requirements. "Be- prepared to submit logistic replenishment requirement report when directed* This v/ill normally be required two or three days prior to entering port. In reporting use following lettered designations: ABLE Dry, fresh and frozen provisionsin tons. BAKER Fuel oil, deisel oil and aviation gaoline in gallons. CHARLIE Ammunition under following catagories *• 1. Bomb type. 2. Aircraft type. 3. Gun type. DOG Necessary repairs .ness for sea. Give brief description of work e^timajte^o& s&» required. Use following cat agor ies i-y Logistic Replenishment

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of Mall. Peir^oxmel> or Gear for DP Delivery. (1) Pripr to noon of the day preceding a schedulod fueling operation at sea, -all ships having O.M, or Gtjard Mail, personnel or jaiseelaneous geat for other ships will uako a report by vistaal to the Task Group Coiamander giving the following information:
(a) Typo of Item, (b) Addressee, (c) Urgency of Delivery. (2) In order that all necessary deliveres can be accomplished with a minimum manber of destroyer trips the Task Group Commander trill compile these reports and prepare a delivery schedule accordingly. Except in urgent cases no additional trips willbe allowed.

(3) Due to the shortage of screening vessels it is mandatory that deliveries be kept to a minimum. (13) Aircraft Launched/tanded Reports.
(a) Each carrier t/illreport by flag hoist after every launching or landing operation the number, by types, of aircraft involved. In case there is any deviation between the sehe-duled numbers and those actually
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(a) It is desired that the information required in Para­

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graph 6430, and additional information for the Task Group Commander, be presented in the following form: (l) Number of Airborne enemy aircraft encountered, destroyed and damaged, including location. Ifnone,

(2) A brief report on all airfields observed during each strike. First give the airfield number assigned by CTF 58, then the airfield name. Second give the total number of operational planes observed on the

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ground and then of that number the total destroyed no and damaged. If no planes are observed state Il planes". If assigned field could not be found, state "not found I Report planes by type if possible as "singles 11 "twins 11 "transports", "trainers" or * "unidentified 11 • Planes designated as "singles" or "twins11 will be assumed to be combat planes. Example: ' "FLASH STRIKER ONE X WSUNOMIYA OF TEN TWINS AND TWENTY. SINGLES FIVE TWINS AND ELEVEN SINGLES DESTROTEP REMAINDER DAMAGED X 2g SEKDJOTO NO PLANES X 21 1* KASUMIGATJHA OF FIJTY TWINS TEN TRAINERS AND TEN TRANSf* ; PORTS THIRTY TWINS DESTROYED AND FIVE TRANSPORTS •DAMAGED ETC." (3) Number, type, course and speed if underway, and location of all shipping. Report results of attacks. (4.) Damage and destruction to important ground targets, including location. (5) Own pianos lost in combat, (6) Special comments suoh as previously unknown AA con­ centrations or flash photo interpretation.

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(a) Each carrier shall make a daily sunmary report to the Task Group Commander in form provided in paragraph 6420

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• order of size, (1) Sunk or destroyed, (2) Probably sunk or destroyed (3; Damaged, v . (d) A plot showing the location of each ship is a required part of the ship damage report. (c) Each ship willbe numbered and this number willidentify the ship on the plot and on the photographs submitted. (f) Whenever possible submit photographs taken before and after the attack.

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(TFI-»lAt paragraph 5119) « effective action may be taken to rescue downed personnel each carrier willmake a report of all cases of downed and missing planes to the Task Group $ommandor as soon as possible. Submit by visual or Task Group tactical frequency channel X-ray the following in­ formation if available!
(l) Typo of plane.
(2) Name ($) and rank or rate of personnel, (3) Scheduled mission. (4.) Best position of downed personnel.
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(6) Whether lifegard sub has been notified and action being taken if known, (7) Whether personnel being orbited by friendly planes. {b) After the original report has been made further information will be node the subject of amplifying reports.

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