Though every advantage lay with the attacking enemy, desperate attempts were made by the 20th Pursuit Squadron to get its P-40B's into the air. Five were smashed by bombs while taking off; five more were destroyed in strafing attacks, but Lt. Joseph H. Moore, squadron commander, succeeded in leading three others into the air.
The American player wins if he shoots down three Zeros.
The Japanese player wins if he shoots down the Americans.
Map: Blue sky Map Setup Notes:
1. Set the Zeros at altitude 2 at speed 3.
2. Set the P-40Bs at attitude 3 at speed 3. 6 turns 20th Pursuit Squadron 11th Koku Kantai, 23rd Koku Sentai, Tainan Kokutai
P-40B 5-A6M2 Zeros Lt. Joseph H. Moore 5 Zeros
Lt. Randall B. Keator plus 2 others Aftermath: There Lt. Randall B. Keator attacked a flight of three enemy pursuits and acquired the distinction of shooting down the first Japanese aircraft over the Philippines; Lieutenant Moore in a series of dogfights destroyed two others.