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13 Jun 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Kumano and Suzuya arrived at Truk, completing their part on the Battle of Midway. ww2dbase [Suzuya | Kumano | Truk | DS]
16 Feb 1944

Photo(s) dated 16 Feb 1944
Strike photo taken from USS Intrepid aircraft showing burning targets and bomb splashes between the islands of Dublon and Fefan inside the Truk Lagoon (now Chuuk), Caroline Islands, 16 Feb 1944.Strike photo taken from USS Intrepid aircraft showing fires at the seaplane base on the south side of Dublon Island inside the Truk Lagoon (now Chuuk), Caroline Islands, 16 Feb 1944. Note burning H6K “Mavis”Strike photo taken by aircraft from USS Enterprise showing a burning and sinking oil tanker in the Truk Lagoon (now Chuuk), Caroline Islands, 16 Feb 1944.
17 Feb 1944

Photo(s) dated 17 Feb 1944
Japanese freighter at Truk, Caroline Islands hit by a torpedo dropped from a US Navy squadron VT-10 Avenger aircraft, 17 Feb 1944, photo 1 of 2Japanese freighter at Truk, Caroline Islands hit by a torpedo dropped from a US Navy squadron VT-10 Avenger aircraft, 17 Feb 1944, photo 2 of 2
2 Sep 1945

Caroline Islands
  • At Truk Atoll, Caroline Islands, USS Portland (with USS Ralph Talbot as escort) received aboard Lieutenant General Shunzaburo Magikura of the Japanese Imperial Army, Vice Admiral Chuichi Hara of the Japanese Imperial Navy, Rear Admiral Aritaka Aihara of the Japanese Imperial Navy and head of the Eastern Branch of the Japanese South Seas Government and their aides. Together, they surrendered all islands and territories under their commands to Vice Admiral George Murray, acting on behalf of Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz. Immediately following the signing of the surrender documents, Portland departed Truk bound for Guam. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Ralph Talbot | Portland | Truk | DS]
Photo(s) dated 2 Sep 1945
Murray accepting HaraJapanese delegation aboard USS Portland to surrender Truk, Caroline Islands, 2 Sep 1945, 2 of 3Japanese delegation aboard USS Portland to surrender Truk, Caroline Islands, 2 Sep 1945, 1 of 3Japanese delegation aboard USS Portland to surrender Truk, Caroline Islands, 2 Sep 1945, 3 of 3

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