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23 Jan 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
23 Feb 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
13 Mar 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
31 May 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Japanese Army Major General Noboru Sasaki arrived at Kolombangara, New Georgia, Solomon Islands as the new commanding officer of the joint Army-Navy Southwest Detachment. ww2dbase [Noboru Sasaki | Kolombangara, New Georgia | CPC]
19 Jul 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US aircraft detected the Japanese Night Battle Force in the Solomon Islands at 1905 hours and attacked, and the attack was repulsed. At 2100 hours, Japanese destroyer transports were ordered to separately proceed to Vila, Kolombangara, Solomon Islands. At 2220 hours, flares were sighted over the transport destroyers, but no American warships arrived to attack. At 2310 hours, Japanese warships of the Night Battle Force (Kumano, Yugure, Kiyonami, Yukikaze, and others) reversed course for Rabaul, New Britain, Bismarck Islands. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Kumano | Yukikaze | Yugure | Kolombangara, New Georgia | CPC]
23 Jul 1943

British Western Pacific Territories

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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