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7 Sep 1920

Japan
10 Sep 1922

Japan
22 Nov 1941

Japan
  • Akagi arrived at Hitokappu Bay at Etorofu Island, Kuriles Islands as part of the assembling Mobile Force. ww2dbase [Akagi | Etorofu, Hokkaido | CPC]
  • Shokaku and the Carrier Division 5 arrived at Hitokappu Bay in the Kurile Islands as part of a last-minute addition to the Carrier Striking Force. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Etorofu, Hokkaido | CPC]
  • Kaga arrived at Hitokappu Bay, Etorofu Island, Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [Kaga | Etorofu, Hokkaido | CPC]
26 Nov 1941

Japan
  • Akagi, flagship of Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo's First Air Fleet, departed Hitokappu Bay in the Kurile Islands leading the Carrier Striking Force ("Kido Butai") in the "Hawaii Operation", the surprise attack on the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. ww2dbase [Akagi | Etorofu, Hokkaido | CPC]
  • With Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo's First Air Fleet, Shokaku departed Hitokappu Bay in the Kurile Islands for the Hawaii Operation, the attack on the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Etorofu, Hokkaido | CPC]
  • Kaga departed Hitokappu Bay, Etorofu Island, Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [Kaga | Etorofu, Hokkaido | CPC]
11 Apr 1942

Japan
15 Apr 1942

Japan
16 Apr 1942

Japan
18 Apr 1942

Japan
21 Apr 1942

Japan
  • USS S-35 remained off Paramushiro, Hokkaido, Japan in the Kurile Islands due to heavy fog. ww2dbase [S-35 | Paramushiro, Hokkaido | CPC]
22 Apr 1942

Japan
  • USS S-35 remained off Paramushiro, Hokkaido, Japan in the Kurile Islands due to heavy fog. ww2dbase [S-35 | Paramushiro, Hokkaido | CPC]
23 Apr 1942

Japan
  • USS S-35 was spotted by a Japanese submarine in the Kurile Islands and was subjected to a depth charge attack. ww2dbase [S-35 | Hokkaido | CPC]
24 Apr 1942

Japan
3 May 1942

Japan
6 May 1942

Japan
12 May 1942

Japan
2 Jun 1942

Japan
3 Jun 1942

Japan
19 Jul 1942

Japan
  • Kamikaze departed Kataoka Bay, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan to patrol nearby waters. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | Kataoka, Hokkaido | CPC]
6 Aug 1942

Japan
12 Aug 1942

Japan
2 Sep 1942

Japan
  • USS Guardfish sank Japanese freighter Teikyu Maru 13 miles off of Hokkaido, Japan at 0844 hours. ww2dbase [Guardfish | Hokkaido | CPC]
  • Nachi arrived at Paramushiro (Paramushir), Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [Nachi | Paramushiro, Hokkaido | CPC]
3 Sep 1942

Japan
23 Oct 1942

Japan
  • Kamikaze departed Hokkaido, Japan for operations in the Attu, Aleutian Islands area. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | Hokkaido | CPC]
26 Oct 1942

Japan
1 Nov 1942

Japan
  • Kamikaze arrived at Kataoka Bay, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan to patrol nearby waters. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | Kataoka, Hokkaido | CPC]
19 Nov 1942

Japan
20 Nov 1942

Japan
22 Nov 1942

Japan
  • USS S-35 set sail for the Aleutian Islands. ww2dbase [S-35 | Hokkaido | CPC]
23 Nov 1942

Japan
  • Nachi arrived at Kakumabetsu, Paramushiro (Paramushir), Kurile Islands at 0620 hours and departed at 1400 hours. ww2dbase [Nachi | Paramushiro, Hokkaido | CPC]
28 Nov 1942

Japan
  • Nachi arrived at Kakumabetsu, Paramushiro (Paramushir), Kurile Islands in the morning and departed at 1200 hours. ww2dbase [Nachi | Paramushiro, Hokkaido | CPC]
17 Jan 1943

Japan
24 Jan 1943

Japan
  • Nachi refueled from oiler Teiyo Maru at Paramushiro (Paramushir), Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [Nachi | Paramushiro, Hokkaido | CPC]
29 Jan 1943

Japan
4 Mar 1943

Japan
5 Mar 1943

Japan
  • Nachi refueled from oiler Teiyo Maru at Paramushiro (Paramushir), Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [Nachi | Paramushiro, Hokkaido | CPC]
7 Mar 1943

Japan
  • Nachi departed Kashiwabara, Paramushiro (Paramushir), Kurile Islands to escort a convoy to Attu, Aleutian Islands. ww2dbase [Nachi | Paramushiro, Hokkaido | CPC]
13 Mar 1943

Japan
17 Mar 1943

Japan
  • Nachi refueled from oiler Teiyo Maru at Paramushiro (Paramushir), Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [Nachi | Paramushiro, Hokkaido | CPC]
23 Mar 1943

Japan
28 Mar 1943

Japan
31 Mar 1943

Japan
26 Apr 1943

Japan
  • USS Wahoo reconnoitered Matsuwa (now Matua), Kurile Islands, taking photographs of the Japanese airfield and other facilities. ww2dbase [Wahoo | Matsuwa, Hokkaido | CPC]
4 May 1943

Japan
  • USS Wahoo reconnoitered the northeastern tip of Etorofu, Japan (now Iturup, Russia), then damaged seaplane tender Kamikawa Maru, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Wahoo | Etorofu, Hokkaido | CPC]
15 May 1943

Japan
16 May 1943

Japan
  • Nachi refueled from oiler Teiyo Maru in Kataoka Bay, Paramushiro (Paramushir), Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [Nachi | Paramushiro, Hokkaido | CPC]
25 Jun 1943

Japan
  • USS S-35 arrived in the Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [S-35 | Hokkaido | CPC]
26 Jun 1943

Japan
27 Jun 1943

Japan
  • USS S-35 detected a Japanese freighter in the Kurile Islands but failed to close in on the ship due to the submarine's slow speed. ww2dbase [S-35 | Hokkaido | CPC]
29 Jun 1943

Japan
  • USS S-35's starboard engine was repaired while at sea in the Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [S-35 | Hokkaido | CPC]
30 Jun 1943

Japan
  • USS S-35 set sail toward the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. ww2dbase [S-35 | Hokkaido | CPC]
4 Jul 1943

Japan
10 Jul 1943

Japan
  • Nachi departed Paramushiro (Paramushir), Kurile Islands to cover the Japanese withdraw from Kiska, Aleutian Islands. ww2dbase [Nachi | Paramushiro, Hokkaido | CPC]
15 Jul 1943

Japan
16 Jul 1943

Japan
  • USS S-35 and a Japanese destroyer gave chase to each other off Paramushiro, Hokkaido, Japan; no hits were scored by either side when night fell and they lost sight of each other. ww2dbase [S-35 | Paramushiro, Hokkaido | CPC]
17 Jul 1943

Japan
5 Aug 1943

Japan
9 Sep 1943

Japan
10 Sep 1943

Japan
  • Captain Shiro Shibuya was named the commanding officer of Nachi while the ship was at Paramushiro (Paramushir), Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [Nachi | Paramushiro, Hokkaido | CPC]
25 Oct 1943

Japan
27 Oct 1943

Japan
29 Oct 1943

Japan
  • Kamikaze departed Otaru, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan to escort a convoy. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | Otaru, Hokkaido | CPC]
1 Nov 1943

Japan
  • Kamikaze completed convoy escort duty as the convoy arrived at Kataoka Bay, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | Kataoka, Hokkaido | CPC]
8 Dec 1943

Japan
  • USS S-35 reached Kurile Islands waters. ww2dbase [S-35 | Hokkaido | CPC]
19 Dec 1943

Japan
  • USS S-35 set sail toward Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. ww2dbase [S-35 | Hokkaido | CPC]
9 Feb 1944

Japan
8 Mar 1944

Japan
  • Kamikaze completed a period of refitting at Hakodate, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | Hakodate, Hokkaido | CPC]
13 Mar 1944

Japan
  • US submarine Tautog (SS-199) fired seven torpedoes at a Japanese convoy some 20 miles west of Rashuwa (Rasshua) Island, Kurile Islands, Japan, two of which hit. Combined with the use of her deck gun, she sank army cargo ship Ryua Maru and transport Shojin Maru. ww2dbase [Tautog | Hokkaido | HM]
13 Jun 1944

Japan
26 Jun 1944

Japan
15 Dec 1944

Japan
  • USS Dragonet struck an underwater obstruction near Matsuwa in the Kurile Islands, Japan (now Matua, Russia) in the morning and flooded her forward torpedo room, forcing her to surface and escape. ww2dbase [Dragonet | Matsuwa, Hokkaido | CPC]
16 Dec 1944

Japan
  • USS Dragonet's crew conducted emergency repairs on the bow planes while at sea in the Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [Dragonet | Hokkaido | CPC]
29 May 1945

Japan
  • USS Sterlet attacked a Japanese convoy east of the southern tip of Karafuto, Japan (now Sakhalin, Russia), sinking a freighter and damaging another, hitting them with four of six torpedoes. As the escort vessels counterattacked, she fired three salvos of four, three, and then four torpedoes at them, all of which missed, but she was able to escape from the counterattack. ww2dbase [Sterlet | Hokkaido | CPC]
13 Jul 1945

Japan
14 Jul 1945

Japan
15 Jul 1945

Japan
10 Aug 1945

Japan
  • Air Group 87 aircraft from USS Ticonderoga struck Hokkaido, Japan. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | Hokkaido | DS]
18 Aug 1945

Japan

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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