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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]
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]

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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