27-DEC-1942 A Day of Firsts

27-DEC-1942 A Day of Firsts


The 11th Sentai was the first JAAF unit deployed to New Guinea, arriving on December 18, 1942. 9 days later the unit embarked on their first joint operation with JNAF units, joining Zeros to escort Aichi D3A dive bombers attacking the newly established Allied airfield near Buna. The group had it’s first encounter with two future foes: the P-38 Lightning and Richard Bong.

  • Scenario by Brian Cantwell

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