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Operation KON - Biak Reinforce
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KON = 1st Attempt - 44/05/31 - 44/06/04
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RAdm Naomasa Sakonju (ComCruDiv16)
Transport Group - TranGrp
2nd Amphibious Brigade troops
CA Aoba/F
CL Kinu
DD Shikinami, Uranami, Shigure
AM Icukushima, Cugaru
AP T-127
PC 2
Covering Group - CovGrp
RAdm Naomasa Sakonju
BB Fuso
CA CruDiv5: Mjoko, Haguro
DD 5: DesDiv27: Shiracuju, Samidare, Harusame
DesDiv10: Kazegumo, Asagumo

44/05/12 departed Lingga Roads for Tawi Tawi
44/05/15 arrived Tawi Tawi
CovGrp - Fuso joined
44/05/29 CovGrp departed Tawi Tawi - sighted by Cabrilla and Bluefish
44/05/31 TranGrp - embark 2th Amphib. Brigade units at Zamboanga
CovGrp arrived Davao - sighted by Gurnard and Ray
44/06/02 TranGrp + CovGrp departed Davao for Biak
divided into two groups with different route - Group 1: CruDiv5 & Transport Group; Group 2: Fuso, Asagumo, Kazagumo
44/06/03 found by USAF B-24 > cancelled
CruDiv5 sighted by Rasher off Karakelong Is.
44/06/04 TranGrp - disembark troops at Sorong
44/06/05 CovGrp arrived Davao

KON2 = 2nd Attempt - 44/06/07 - 44/06/09
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RAdm Naomasa Sakonju (ComCruDiv16)
Support Group - SupGrp
CA Mjoko, Haguro
DD DesDiv10 (Cap Dzisuo Akasawa): Kazagumo/DF, Asagumo
Transport Group - TranGrp
RAdm Naomasa Sakonju (ComCruDiv16)
DD Shikinami/F, Uranami, Shigure
Escort Group - EscGrp
DD DesDiv27: Harusame/DF, Shiracuju, Samidare

44/06/07 Sorong - embark troops, departed to Biak
SupGrp departed Davao
44/06/08 attacked by USAF - sunk Harusame (0005S,13235E), damaged Shiracuju, Shikinami, Samidare, Shigure
SupGrp - Kazagumo sunk (06-03 N, 124-57 E) at mouth of Davao Bay
at night fight with TF 75, then departed via Sorong to Batjan
44/06/11 arrived Batjan
44/06/12 Shigure arrived Davao

KON3 = 3rd Attempt
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Covering Group - CovGrp
VAdm Motome Ugaki (ComBatDiv1)
BB BatDiv1: Jamato, Musashi
CA Mjoko, Haguro
CL Noshiro
DD 6: Shimakaze II, Okinami
DesDiv4: Jamagumo
Transport Group
RAdm Naomasa Sakonju (ComCruDiv16)
CA Aoba
CL Kinu
DD Shikinami, Uranami, Nowaki
AM Icukushima, Cugaru
AP T-127

44/06/10 CovGrp departed Tawi Tawi
44/06/11 CovGrp + TranGrp arrived Batjan Is., Molucca Islands
44/06/12 operation KON delayed
44/06/14 TranGrp: Aoba, Kinu, Uranami departed Batjan to Bangka > Makassar > Singapore
44/07/02 TranGrp: Aoba, Kinu, Uranami arrived Singapore

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