TO: Chef der Stabes der Seekriegsleitung
TO: Chef der Operationsabteilung
Things went as planned in the Northern front. We sacrificed a cruiser squadron to tie down two enemy aircraft carriers, allowing us to more easily wipe out a sizable Japanese fleet. Against the British, however, despite arranging significant air superiority, we were forced to retreat. Air losses were heavy on both sides but our squadrons should have performed much better than they did. Nonetheless, our front is stable and advances by some of our destroyers will slow down British reinforcements..
Großadmiral Erich Raider
Oberbefehlshaber der Kriegsmarine