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12 Sep 1941

Caroline Islands
  • Tenryu arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Truk | CPC]
1 Jan 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Kamoi arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Truk | CPC]
3 Jan 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Major General Tomitaro Horii and Vice Admiral Shigeyoshi Inoue met at Truk, Caroline Islands aboard cruiser Kashima to coordinate Army-Navy plans for the invasion of Bismarck Islands. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 1, Bismarck Islands | Truk | CPC]
  • Tenryu arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. In the subsequent days she would receive two depth charge throwers and two depth charge rails at the stern. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Truk | CPC]
5 Jan 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
9 Jan 1942

Caroline Islands
  • An Australian Hudson bomber conducted a reconnaissance mission from Kavieng, New Ireland over Truk, Caroline Islands; it was the longest RAAF flight to date. The crew of the Hudson spotted a large invasion fleet being prepared at Truk. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 1, Bismarck Islands | Truk | CPC]
12 Jan 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yuzuki arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yuzuki | Truk | CPC]
14 Jan 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Akagi arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akagi | Truk | CPC]
  • Shokaku arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
  • Tanikaze arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Tanikaze | Truk | CPC]
15 Jan 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Kaga arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Kaga | Truk | CPC]
16 Jan 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku departed Truk, Caroline Islands and took part in Operation R. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
17 Jan 1942

Caroline Islands
  • A Japanese fleet consisting of four carriers (Akagi, Kaga, Zuikaku, Shokaku), two battleships (Hiei, Kirishima), and several cruisers and destroyers departed Truk, Caroline Islands under the command of Chuichi Nagumo for Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 1, Bismarck Islands | Truk | CPC]
  • Kaga departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Kaga | Truk | CPC]
  • Akagi departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akagi | Truk | CPC]
20 Jan 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Tenryu departed Truk, Caroline Islands for the invasion of Kavieng, New Ireland. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Truk | CPC]
  • Tanikaze began escorting carriers from Truk, Caroline Islands toward Rabaul, New Britain, Australian Territory of New Guinea. ww2dbase [Tanikaze | Truk | CPC]
25 Jan 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Kaga arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Kaga | Truk | CPC]
27 Jan 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Akagi returned to Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akagi | Truk | CPC]
  • Tanikaze arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Tanikaze | Truk | CPC]
29 Jan 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku returned to Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
30 Jan 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku departed Truk, Caroline Islands for Yokosuka, Japan to pick up aircraft. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
1 Feb 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Akagi departed Truk, Caroline Islands in an attempt to catch the enemy carrier force that attacked the Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Akagi | Truk | CPC]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • Kaga departed Truk, Caroline Islands in search of US carriers near the Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Kaga | Truk | CPC]
2 Feb 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Kamoi departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Truk | CPC]
11 Feb 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Tatsuta Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | Truk | CPC]
19 Feb 1942

Caroline Islands
  • The Japanese base at Truk, Caroline Islands reported sightings of US destroyers nearby. ww2dbase [Truk | CPC]
  • Tenryu arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands to receive additional anti-aircraft weaponry. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Truk | CPC]
20 Feb 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Tatsuta Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • Tenryu interrupted her anti-aircraft weaponry refitting at Truk, Caroline Islands to sortie for American raiders. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Truk | CPC]
23 Feb 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yuzuki arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yuzuki | Truk | CPC]
  • Tenryu gave up her search for American raiders and returned to Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Truk | CPC]
27 Feb 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • Tenryu completed her anti-aircraft weaponry refitting at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Truk | CPC]
28 Feb 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
2 Mar 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yuzuki departed Truk, Caroline Islands with Destroyer Division 23, supporting invasion operations at Lae and Salamaua in New Guinea, northern Solomon Islands, and the Admiralty Islands. ww2dbase [Yuzuki | Truk | CPC]
  • Tenryu departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Truk | CPC]
21 Mar 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
26 Mar 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
10 Apr 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Tenryu arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Truk | CPC]
25 Apr 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
  • Chuichi Hara arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Chuichi Hara | Truk | CPC]
30 Apr 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
1 May 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku departed Truk, Caroline Islands with Zuikaku to participate in Operation MO. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
5 May 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
17 May 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
21 May 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yuzuki departed Truk, Caroline Islands for Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Yuzuki | Truk | CPC]
25 May 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yuzuki arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. She was assigned to Destroyer Division 29 of Destroyer Squadron 6 of the Fourth Fleet. ww2dbase [Yuzuki | Truk | CPC]
4 Jun 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
10 Jun 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Tatsuta Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | Truk | CPC]
13 Jun 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Tatsuta Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | Truk | CPC]
14 Jun 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi provided repair work for cruiser Mogami at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
23 Jun 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Tenryu arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Truk | CPC]
29 Jun 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yuzuki departed Truk, Caroline Islands, escorting a convoy transporting airfield construction crews to Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Yuzuki | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi provided repair work for destroyer Asashio at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
15 Jul 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi provided repair work for destroyer Arashio at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
5 Aug 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Truk Caroline Islands to escort cruiser Mogami and repair ship Akashi to Japan. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
16 Aug 1942

Caroline Islands
  • In the Caroline Islands, Colonel Kiyonao Ichiki and 916 men departed Truk aboard 6 destroyers for Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. They were tasked to recapture the Lunga Point Airfield. The remainder of the 28th Infantry Regiment embarked on slower transports, aiming to arrive a few days later. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Truk | CPC]
17 Aug 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
23 Aug 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
  • The remainder of Japanese 28th Infantry Regiment (1,411 troops) and several hundred Japanese Special Naval Landing Force troops departed Truk, Caroline Islands aboard 3 transports for Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands; they were escorted by a powerful fleet of cruisers and destroyers up close and an even larger force, including fleet carriers and battleships, from a distance; at 0950 hours, the convoy was spotted by a US PBY Catalina aircraft, but the resulting carrier strike launched at 1410 hours failed to locate the convoy. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Truk | CPC]
24 Aug 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Hagikaze at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
26 Aug 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yuzuki departed Truk, Caroline Islands for Ocean and Nauru Islands area. ww2dbase [Yuzuki | Truk | CPC]
28 Aug 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Near Truk, Caroline Islands, Yamato was attacked by USS Flying Fish. Flying Fish's Lieutenant Commander Glynn Donaho mis-identified Yamato as a Kongo-class battleship as US Navy was unaware of the existence of Yamato-class at the time. Two of the four Mark 14 steam torpedoes missed, while the other two detonated prematurely. The latter two detonations led to Donaho's conclusion that he scored two hits. Yamato launched at least one E13A1 floatplane to join the depth charge attack already started by Yamato's four escorts, which failed to destroy USS Flying Fish. Later in the day, Yamato arrived at Truk; she would remain the headquarters and flagship of the Combined Fleet. ww2dbase [Yamato | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing seaplane tender Chitose and light cruiser Jintsu at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
1 Sep 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Yugiri at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
2 Sep 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yuzuki departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yuzuki | Truk | CPC]
4 Sep 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for seaplane tender Chitose at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
5 Sep 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
6 Sep 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
8 Sep 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Hagikaze at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
9 Sep 1942

Caroline Islands
  • In the Caroline Islands, the Japanese Navy Combined Fleet transferred main units at Truk atoll to a new anchorage south of Summer (Dublon) Island. ww2dbase [Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Shirakumo at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
10 Sep 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
14 Sep 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
15 Sep 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
20 Sep 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Tenryu arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Truk | CPC]
21 Sep 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Tenryu embarked 56 Type 3 Model 1 naval mines as cargo while at Truk, Caroline Islands; these mines were mine for Tulagi, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Truk | CPC]
22 Sep 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi performed repair work for destroyer Kagero at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
  • Tenryu departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Truk | CPC]
23 Sep 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
26 Sep 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi performed repair work for destroyer Urakaze at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
29 Sep 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing escort carrier Taiyo at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
30 Sep 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Shirakumo at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
2 Oct 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for light cruiser Jintsu and destroyer Yugiri at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
4 Oct 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for escort carrier Taiyo at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
7 Oct 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Jinichi Kusaka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands and met with the staff of the Combined Fleet. ww2dbase [Jinichi Kusaka | Truk | CPC]
10 Oct 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Minegumo at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
11 Oct 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku departed Truk, Caroline Islands for Guadalcanal operations. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
16 Oct 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Minegumo at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
28 Oct 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands for emergency repairs. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing carrier Shokaku at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
29 Oct 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi performed repair work for destroyer Teruzuki at Truk, Caroline Islands. She also began the repair work for cruiser Chikuma. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
30 Oct 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Kuroshio at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
31 Oct 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Samidare at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
1 Nov 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for cruiser Chikuma at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
2 Nov 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku depart Truk, Caroline Islands screened by Destroyer Division 4 with the damaged Zuiho and Chikuma, for Japan for permanent repairs. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for carrier Shokaku at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
  • Tanikaze began escorting Zuiho and Kumano from Truk, Caroline Islands toward Japan. ww2dbase [Tanikaze | Truk | CPC]
7 Nov 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
9 Nov 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Ariake at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
16 Nov 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Kuroshio at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
17 Nov 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Ikazuchi at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
18 Nov 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyers Murasame, Amatsukaze, and Asagumo at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
20 Nov 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing light cruiser Isuzu at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Nov 1942
Japanese heavy cruiser Chokai at Truk, Caroline Islands, 20 Nov 1942; note battleship Yamato in background
21 Nov 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Lieutenant General Hitoshi Imamura met with the staff of the Combined Fleet at Truk, Caroline Islands and decided to give up Buna, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 2 | Truk | CPC]
22 Nov 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Ikazuchi at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
26 Nov 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Asagumo at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
28 Nov 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Ariake at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
29 Nov 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Murasame at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
5 Dec 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Truk, Caroline Islands to escort carrier Hiyo to Japan. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
6 Dec 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
8 Dec 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for light cruiser Isuzu at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
11 Dec 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
15 Dec 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Amatsukaze at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
18 Dec 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Nowaki at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
22 Dec 1942

Caroline Islands
  • I-168 arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [I-68 / I-168 | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Shiratsuyu at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
28 Dec 1942

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began refitting light cruiser Sendai at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
3 Jan 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed refitting light cruiser Sendai at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
7 Jan 1943

Caroline Islands
8 Jan 1943

Caroline Islands
11 Jan 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
14 Jan 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Naganami at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
17 Jan 1943

Caroline Islands
  • A Japanese convoy carrying Japanese Army troops transferred from China departed Truk, Caroline Islands for Shortland Islands, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing seaplane tender Sanyo Maru and destroyers Kagero and Oyashio at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
18 Jan 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • Admiral Yamamoto came aboard battleship Musashi at Truk in the Caroline Islands, which would officially become his flagship on 11 Feb 1943. ww2dbase [Isoroku Yamamoto | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi completed refitting light cruiser Agano at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
19 Jan 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Arashi at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
21 Jan 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyers Uzuki and Suzukaze at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
23 Jan 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
25 Jan 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing light cruiser Nagara at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
26 Jan 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed refitting light cruiser Agano at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
31 Jan 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for seaplane tender Sanyo, destroyers Arashi and Suzukaze, and light cruiser Nagara at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
1 Feb 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Oyashio and began repair transport Nankai Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
2 Feb 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for transport Sanyo Maru and began repairing destroyers Akizuki and Hatsukaze at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
  • Irako supplied food to seaplane tender Sanyo Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Irako | Truk | CPC]
9 Feb 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Irako supplied food to seaplane tender Sanyo Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Irako | Truk | CPC]
11 Feb 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Admiral Yamamoto broke his flag aboard Musashi at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Musashi | Truk | CPC]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
12 Feb 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Maikaze at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
14 Feb 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
15 Feb 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing transport Nankai Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
16 Feb 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyers Nowaki and Shiratsuyu at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
19 Feb 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Hamakaze at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
20 Feb 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
23 Feb 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Harusame at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
24 Feb 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
2 Mar 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Isokaze at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
3 Mar 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for transport Nankai Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
6 Mar 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyers Maikaze and Hamakaze and began repairing destroyer Kawakaze at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
11 Mar 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Akizuki and began repairing auxiliary aircraft transport Keiyo Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
16 Mar 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing transport Noshiro Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
18 Mar 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
21 Mar 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyers Isokaze and Kawakaze at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
23 Mar 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
29 Mar 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi performed repair work for seaplane tender Kamikawa Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
30 Mar 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
1 Apr 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • USS Tunny patrolled off North Pass Island and Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Tunny | Truk | CPC]
8 Apr 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Hatsukaze at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
9 Apr 1943

Caroline Islands
  • USS Tunny made contact with a Japanese fleet off Truk, Caroline Islands at 2228 hours. She fired four torpedoes at the fleet, which now she realized was an aircraft carrier force, observing multiple hits. She then fired an additional six torpedoes before diving; the subsequent depth charge counterattack caused little damage. Later study of Japanese records revealed that the attacks caused only minor damage on the Japanese force as the torpedoes were detonated prematurely. ww2dbase [Tunny | Truk | CPC]
11 Apr 1943

Caroline Islands
  • USS Tunny was observed by a Japanese ship 40 kilometers off of Truk, Caroline Islands, but there was no subsequent attack. Early in the afternoon, she intercepted Japanese submarine I-9; she fired three forward torpedoes, and the Japanese submarines fired two; all torpedoes missed. Japanese aircraft arrived to hunt USS Tunny, but the bombs dropped caused no damage. USS Tunny would remain submerged until sundown. After dark, while on the surface, she made radar contact with a Japanese destroyer; as she moved to attack, the destroyer also detected her, attacking with nine depth charges; Tunny would remain submerged for hours to escape the attack. ww2dbase [Tunny | Truk | CPC]
12 Apr 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Amagiri at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
16 Apr 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
21 Apr 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Amagiri at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
23 Apr 1943

Caroline Islands
  • In the evening, a flying boat arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands with ashes of Yamamoto and six of his staff officers, who had been shot down in a flying boat over Bougainville five days earlier. Senior staff officer Captain Kameto Kuroshima secretly transferred Yamamoto's ashes to the admiral's sea cabin. ww2dbase [Isoroku Yamamoto | Truk | CPC]
24 Apr 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
25 Apr 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing cruiser Aoba at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
26 Apr 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for transport Noshiro Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
28 Apr 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • Irako departed Truk, Caroline Islands for Iwo Jima, Japan with destroyer Tanikaze in escort. ww2dbase [Irako | Truk | CPC]
  • Tanikaze began escorting a transport from Truk, Caroline Islands toward Iwo Jima, Japan. ww2dbase [Tanikaze | Truk | CPC]
30 Apr 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Naka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
3 May 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Truk, Caroline Islands to escort carrier Zuikaku and Zuiho to Japan. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
5 May 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
7 May 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
8 May 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Yamato departed Truk, Caroline Islands for Yokosuka, Japan. ww2dbase [Yamato | Truk | CPC]
15 May 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Naka departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
20 May 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Harusame at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
29 May 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Irako arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Irako | Truk | CPC]
6 Jun 1943

Caroline Islands
  • USS Tunny arrived off Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Tunny | Truk | CPC]
18 Jun 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Naka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
20 Jun 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Uzuki at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
21 Jun 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Light carrier Ryuho arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Ryuho | Truk | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
  • Naka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
22 Jun 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • Naka departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
23 Jun 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Truk, Caroline Islands to escort cruiser Nagara to Nauru. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
28 Jun 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
  • Naka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
30 Jun 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Truk, Caroline Islands to escort cruiser Chokai to Shortland Islands, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Kawakaze at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
4 Jul 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
6 Jul 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Irako arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Irako | Truk | CPC]
10 Jul 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • USS Steelhead damaged Japanese escort carrier Unyo near Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Steelhead | Truk | CPC]
11 Jul 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi performed repair work for armed merchant cruiser Aikoku at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
13 Jul 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
15 Jul 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
19 Jul 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed Truk, Caroline Islands for Kure, Japan. ww2dbase [Ryuho | Truk | CPC]
22 Jul 1943

Caroline Islands
24 Jul 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Naka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
25 Jul 1943

Caroline Islands
  • I-168 departed Truk, Caroline Islands for Rabaul. ww2dbase [I-68 / I-168 | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for cruiser Aoba at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
  • Irako departed Truk, Caroline Islands for Kure, Japan with cruiser Aoba, with destroyers Amatsukaze and Urakaze in escort. ww2dbase [Irako | Truk | CPC]
31 Jul 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing cruiser Kumano at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
1 Aug 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku remained at Truk, Caroline Islands throughout the month of Aug 1943, except for two short sorties on 3 Aug and 25 Aug. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
23 Aug 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Yamato arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yamato | Truk | CPC]
28 Aug 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Truk, Caroline Islands to escort carrier Taiyo to Japan. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for cruiser Kumano at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
2 Sep 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi performed repair work for cable layer Osei Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
3 Sep 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Naka departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
10 Sep 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Naka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
12 Sep 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Irako departed Truk, Caroline Islands with minelayer Tsugaru and destroyer Hamakaze in escort. ww2dbase [Irako | Truk | CPC]
  • Naka departed Truk, Caroline Islands, escorting oiler Shiretoko and damaged aircraft transport Fujikawa Maru. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
16 Sep 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi performed repair work for cable layer Osei Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
18 Sep 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku sortied from Truk, Caroline Islands to Brown Island (Eniwetok), Marshall Islands with Combined Fleet under Vice Admiral Ozawa's tactical command in response to the US Task Force 15 carrier raids on Tarawa and Makin. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
  • Yamato sortied from Truk to Brown Atoll, Eniwetok in response to raids by US Navy Task Force 15 on Tarawa, Makin, and Abemama Atolls. ww2dbase [Yamato | Truk | CPC]
20 Sep 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing tanker Notoro at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
25 Sep 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
  • Yamato arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands after failing to make contact with US Navy Task Force 15. ww2dbase [Yamato | Truk | CPC]
3 Oct 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Naka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
11 Oct 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Naka departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
12 Oct 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Irako arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands at 0500 hours. ww2dbase [Irako | Truk | CPC]
15 Oct 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
16 Oct 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
17 Oct 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku sortied from Truk, Caroline Islands to Eniwetok, Marshall Islands with Combined Fleet under Admiral Koga's command in response to US Task Force 16 carrier raids on Wake Island. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
  • Yamato sortied from Truk to Brown Atoll, Eniwetok in response to radio traffic that suggested a potential American strike on Wake Island. ww2dbase [Yamato | Truk | CPC]
18 Oct 1943

Caroline Islands
  • USAAF B-29 bombers attacked Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Truk | TH]
19 Oct 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
26 Oct 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Yamato arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yamato | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi performed repair work for submarine I-180 at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
28 Oct 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Naka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
30 Oct 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku departed Truk, Caroline Islands for Rabaul, New Britain to reinforce Rabaul. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
1 Nov 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Naka departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
9 Nov 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Naka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
11 Nov 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku departed Truk, Caroline Islands for Yokosuka, Japan. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
13 Nov 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku returned to Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
14 Nov 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing cruiser Maya and destroyers Samidare and Fumizuki at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
15 Nov 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing light cruiser Agano at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
16 Nov 1943

Caroline Islands
  • The US submarine Corvina was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I-176 off Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Corvina | Truk | AC]
17 Nov 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese submarine I-176 fired three torpedoes at an un-identified enemy submarine south of Truk in the Caroline Islands, claiming two hits. The target might be USS Corvina. ww2dbase [Corvina | Truk | CPC]
19 Nov 1943

Caroline Islands
  • The US submarine Sculpin was scuttled by her crew after being severely damaged by Japanese destroyers off Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Sculpin | Truk | AC]
20 Nov 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Fumizuki at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
21 Nov 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Naka departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
22 Nov 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
23 Nov 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
  • Irako arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands at 1550 hours. ww2dbase [Irako | Truk | CPC]
28 Nov 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for cruiser Maya at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
1 Dec 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
5 Dec 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Irako departed Truk, Caroline Islands as a part of convoy No. 4205A. ww2dbase [Irako | Truk | CPC]
7 Dec 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Truk, Caroline Islands to escort carrier Chitose and transport Irako to Yokosuka, Japan. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
12 Dec 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Shokaku departed Truk, Caroline Islands for Yokosuka, Japan. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Truk | CPC]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing light cruiser Nagara at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
13 Dec 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Samidare at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
15 Dec 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Amagiri at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
20 Dec 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Amagiri at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
22 Dec 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Light carrier Ryuho arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Ryuho | Truk | CPC]
25 Dec 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for light cruiser Agano and began repairing battleship Yamato at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
27 Dec 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Ryuho | Truk | CPC]
28 Dec 1943

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
1 Jan 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Naka departed Truk, Caroline Islands and took damaged transport Kiyozumi Maru in tow southwest of Truk. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
8 Jan 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi performed repair work for armed merchant cruiser Kiyosumi Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
  • Naka arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands with damaged transport Kiyozumi Maru in tow. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
10 Jan 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Yamato departed Truk, Caroline Islands for Kure, Japan with three destroyers (Michishio, Asagumo, and Fujinami) in escort. ww2dbase [Yamato | Truk | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for battleship Yamato and began repairing light cruiser Agano and tanker Hoyo Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
11 Jan 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Irako arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Irako | Truk | CPC]
13 Jan 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Irako supplied food to transport Heian Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Irako | Truk | CPC]
15 Jan 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for light cruiser Nagara at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
16 Jan 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Irako supplied food to transport Heian Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Irako | Truk | CPC]
20 Jan 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Irako departed Truk, Caroline Islands. She was attacked by submarine USS Seadragon and suffered one torpedo hit to her bow on the starboard side. ww2dbase [Irako | Truk | CPC]
21 Jan 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Cruiser Chokai reached the damaged food transport ship Irako to tow her to nearby Truk, Caroline Islands. They arrived at Truk at 1700 hours. ww2dbase [Irako | Truk | CPC]
25 Jan 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
28 Jan 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
12 Feb 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yuzuki departed Truk, Caroline Islands, escorting Convoy No. 1,123. ww2dbase [Yuzuki | Truk | CPC]
  • Irako completed her repairs at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Irako | Truk | CPC]
13 Feb 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Irako departed Truk, Caroline Islands for Yokosuka, Japan as a part of convoy No. 4213. ww2dbase [Irako | Truk | CPC]
15 Feb 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for tanker Hoyo Maru at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
16 Feb 1944

Caroline Islands
17 Feb 1944

Caroline Islands
  • US carrier aircraft began a two-day attack on Truk in the Caroline Islands; by the end of 18 Feb 1944, 270 Japanese aircraft would be destroyed. ww2dbase [Attack on Truk | Truk | CPC]
  • Naka departed Truk, Caroline Islands. She was discovered, attacked, and sunk by the third attack wave of SB2C Helldiver and TBF Avenger carrier aircraft 65 kilometers west of Truk; about 240 were killed, 210 survived including commanding officer Captain Yoshimasa Sutezawa. ww2dbase [Naka | Truk | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched highly successful raids occurred on Truk (Chuuk), Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Attack on Truk | Yorktown (Essex-class) | Truk | DS]
18 Feb 1944

Caroline Islands
  • US carrier aircraft destroyed 270 Japanese aircraft at Truk in the Caroline Islands after a two-day raid. ww2dbase [Attack on Truk | Truk | CPC]
20 Feb 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
26 Feb 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
29 Feb 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Seventy "Comfort Girls", captive women forced into prostitution by the Japanese, were machine gunned on the island of Truk in the Caroline Islands as the Japanese tried to destroy evidence before the American invasion arrived. ww2dbase [Truk | AC]
29 Apr 1944

Caroline Islands
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched a raid on Japanese forces in the Truk lagoon (Chuuk), Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | Truk | DS]
30 Apr 1944

Caroline Islands
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched a raid on Japanese forces in the Truk lagoon (Chuuk), Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | Truk | DS]
13 Jul 1944

Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Truk | CPC]
15 Jul 1944

Caroline Islands
  • In the Caroline Islands, US B-24 bombers attacked Truk and Yap. ww2dbase [Truk | CPC]
22 Oct 1944

Caroline Islands
  • USS Permit fired 2 torpdoes at a Japanese patrol craft at Truk, Caroline Islands; both torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Permit | Truk | CPC]
1 May 1945

Caroline Islands
  • Submarine I-369 arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. This would be the last submarine-transport to arrive at Truk in the Pacific War. ww2dbase [I-369 | Truk | CPC]
3 May 1945

Caroline Islands
  • Submarine I-369 departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [I-369 | Truk | CPC]
21 Jul 1945

Caroline Islands
  • USS Macabi reached waters near Truk, Caroline Islands as a lifeguard vessel. ww2dbase [Macabi | Truk | CPC]
4 Aug 1945

Caroline Islands
  • I-14 arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands at 1730 hours and disembarked her two M6A1 aircraft. ww2dbase [I-14 | Truk | CPC]
18 Aug 1945

Caroline Islands
  • I-14 departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [I-14 | Truk | CPC]
11 Nov 1945

Caroline Islands
  • USS Miami arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands to survey bombing damage to the Japanese base. ww2dbase [Miami | Truk | CPC]
19 Jul 2006

Photo(s) dated 19 Jul 2006
Type 95 Ha-Go tank under water at Truk (Chuuk), Caroline Islands, 19 Jul 2006Wreck of submarine tender Heian Maru, Truk (Chuuk), Caroline Islands, 19 Jul 2006, photo 1 of 2Wreck of submarine tender Heian Maru, Truk (Chuuk), Caroline Islands, 19 Jul 2006, photo 2 of 2
20 Jul 2006

Photo(s) dated 20 Jul 2006
Wreck of an engine of a H8K seaplane, Truk (Chuuk), Caroline Islands, 20 Jul 2006
22 Jul 2006

Photo(s) dated 22 Jul 2006
Wreck of a B6N aircraft under 120 feet of water at Truk (Chuuk), Caroline Islands, 22 Jul 2006, photo 1 of 3Wreck of a B6N aircraft under 120 feet of water at Truk (Chuuk), Caroline Islands, 22 Jul 2006, photo 2 of 3Wreck of a B6N aircraft under 120 feet of water at Truk (Chuuk), Caroline Islands, 22 Jul 2006, photo 3 of 3
24 Jul 2006

Photo(s) dated 24 Jul 2006
Coastal defense gun, Moen (Weno), Truk (Chuuk), Caroline Islands, 24 Jul 2006

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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