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19 Jul 1941

Fiji
  • Fijian ship Viti departed Suva, Fiji for Gilbert and Ellice Islands with New Zealand military servicemen aboard; she was to drop off small reconnaissance parties on many of the atolls and small islands to act as lookouts, or "coastwatchers", to watch for German surface raiders. ww2dbase [Suva | CPC]
30 Nov 1941

Fiji
  • Japanese submarine I-10 launched a scout aircraft for a reconnaissance mission over Suva Bay, Fiji. ww2dbase [Suva | CPC]
9 Jan 1943

Fiji
  • USS New Mexico departed Suva, Fiji to escort carriers which were sailing toward Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [New Mexico | Suva | CPC]
3 Feb 1943

Fiji
  • Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Suva Harbor, Fiji. ww2dbase [Shaw | Suva | DS]
15 Feb 1943

Fiji
  • Battleship USS Mississippi, cruiser USS Minneapolis, and destroyers USS Shaw and McKean departed Suva, Fiji bound for Pago Pago, Samoa. ww2dbase [Mississippi | Minneapolis | Shaw | Suva | DS]
13 Oct 1943

Fiji
  • Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Suva Harbor, Fiji. ww2dbase [Shaw | Suva | DS]

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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