PART XXXIII:SHAANXI POCKET
Japanese soldiers advancing in the Longnan Province
Battleship Musashi was commissioned in Nagoya Dockyard today. Musashi became the biggest and the most heavily armed battleship ever built.
Sister ship of Musashi, Battleship Yamato was commisioned today. Also, 1 new fighter squadron was deployed in Hiroshima.
We captured Longnan but Chinese launched massive counter-attack.
We are pressing against the Chinese everywhere to make their supply situation worse.
Battle of Wuzhong has begun in the North.
We are nearing to our objectives for Operation Ichi-Go. Our brave soldiers in Longnan managed to stop Chinese offensive and launched counter-offensive againt Lanzhou. Our bait offensives against Ankang and Guanxian diverted Chinese forces to these regions.
Wuzhong was captured, we are advancing towards Lanzhou. Battle of Ankang still continues. Our losses are also very high in this battle.
We captured Lanzhou. Operation Ichi-Go became decisive victory for Imperial Japan within a month. Bravery and tenaciousness of our soldiers brought Japan this victory. General Higashikuni ordered all Imperial Japanese soldiers to slaughter every Chinese unit in the Northern Pocket.
Chinese launched offensive to Lanzhou to re-establish their communications line with Shaanxi pocket. We are sending our motorized divisions to the region.
Battle of Ankang continues. Chinese lost hundreds of thousands of men in the battle so far. General Higashikuni stopped our offensive against Luoyang as the resistance became very stiff. Immediately after the failure of our offensive, Chinese launched offensive against Nanyang.
Chinese rebels captured Zhangzhou province in the Southern China. We sent 3 divisions to suppress the rebellion.
1 marine divisions and 1 Mitsubishi G3M bomber squadron are ready for deployment.
Our troops entered Communist controlled Pingliang province but Chinese launched immediate counter-attack, Chinese are still able to supply their forces.
We captured Linfen. Battle of Hequ continues.
We launched offensive against Communist controlled Yuling region.