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16 Dec 1941

Hong Kong
  • The commanding officer's bunker of the Moxing Hill Coastal Battery on the west side of Hong Kong Island was destroyed by aerial bombing. ww2dbase [Battle of Hong Kong | Hong Kong | CPC]
18 Dec 1941

Hong Kong
  • As oil refineries on the northern coast of Hong Kong Island burned with thick black smoke, 3,500 Japanese troops crossed the Lei Yue Mun Channel and established a beachhead at 2200 hours at the foot of the Chai Wan Mountain where a coastal battery overlooked the Lei Yue Mun Channel. Two hours later, another force of 4,000 would follow, overwhelming the remaining defenders at the battery. About 30 prisoners of war were murdered on Chai Wan Mountain. ww2dbase [Battle of Hong Kong | Hong Kong | TH]
19 Dec 1941

Hong Kong
  • On the northeastern side of Hong Kong Island, at the Salesian Missionary House, which had been taken over by the British Army in Oct 1941 as an advanced dressing station under the command of Captain S. Martin Banfill, Japanese troops executed by beheading 26 male medical personnel and 2 wounded military servicemen. The female medical personnel were set free after being forced to witness the beheading. ww2dbase [Battle of Hong Kong | Hong Kong | CPC]
25 Dec 1941

Hong Kong
  • British personnel of the Moxing Hill Coastal Battery on the west side of Hong Kong Island sabotaged remaining operational guns and abandoned the fortress. ww2dbase [Battle of Hong Kong | Hong Kong | CPC]

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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