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19 Nov 1941

Japan
  • Shokaku departed the Inland Sea with Zuikaku for Hittokappu Bay in the Kurile Islands to join the ships massing for the Hawaii Operation. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Inland Sea | CPC]
7 Dec 1941

Japan
  • Light carrier Hosho departed the Inland Sea, Japan with a large fleet. ww2dbase [Hosho | Inland Sea | CPC]
30 Mar 1942

Japan
  • Captain Gihachi Takayanagi conducted armament trials for battleship Yamato at a range of 23 miles, observed by Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, in the Inland Sea of Japan. The trials were judged a failure. Both Takayanagi and his gunnery officer were upbraided because gun aimers manning the main rangefinder misread the horizontal settings. ww2dbase [Yamato | Inland Sea | CPC]
26 May 1942

Japan
  • The Japanese Navy Carrier Striking Force, composed of four carriers and an escort of battleships and lesser ships, sortied from the Inland Sea of Japan for Midway Atoll. In the Aleutian Islands in northern Pacific Ocean, Japanese submarine I-9 launched her floatplane for a reconnaissance mission over Kiska. In Japan, the naval leadership instructed the various fleets and bases to prepare for a new radio encryption scheme that would be deployed very soon. ww2dbase [Battle of Midway and the Aleutian Islands | Inland Sea | CPC]
13 Aug 1942

Japan
  • Destroyer Yukikaze began a period of training in the Inland Sea in Japan. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Inland Sea | CPC]
20 Aug 1942

Japan
  • Destroyer Yukikaze completed a period of training in the Inland Sea in Japan. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Inland Sea | CPC]
20 Mar 1943

Japan
  • Light carrier Ryuho arrived in the Inland Sea in Japanese waters. ww2dbase [Ryuho | Inland Sea | CPC]
25 Nov 1943

Japan
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed the Inland Sea in Japanese Wars for Tairajima, Bonin Islands. ww2dbase [Ryuho | Inland Sea | CPC]
6 Feb 1944

Japan
  • Shokaku departed Inland Sea near Tokuyama, Japan with Zuikaku for Singapore. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Inland Sea | CPC]
16 Feb 1944

Photo(s) dated 16 Feb 1944
Japanese Navy landing ship No. 149 running trials off Yugeshima in the Inland Sea of Japan, 16 Feb 1944
30 Mar 1944

Japan
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed the Inland Sea in Japanese waters. ww2dbase [Ryuho | Inland Sea | CPC]
20 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 20 Apr 1944
Japanese landing ship No. 151 running trials off Yugeshima in the Inland Sea of Japan, 20 Apr 1944
29 Nov 1944

Japan
  • Destroyer Yukikaze rescued survivors of carrier Shinano in the Inland Sea in Japan. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Inland Sea | CPC]
4 Apr 1945

Japan
  • Naval mines in the Inland Sea, Japan sank three Japanese ships. ww2dbase [Inland Sea | CPC]
25 Jul 1945

Japan
27 Jul 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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General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944