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27 Dec 1941

Malaya
8 Jan 1942

Malaya
  • Japanese troops penetrated the outer lines of defense at Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, which was about 15 miles north of the capital city. Australian 8th Division began to move forward to replace the nearly-destroyed Indian 11th Division near Kuala Lumpur. ww2dbase [Invasion of Malaya and Singapore | Kuala Lumpur, Selangor | CPC]
11 Jan 1942

Malaya
  • Japanese troops entered Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the Federated Malay States, unopposed, capturing large amounts of supplies and ammunition left behind by the evacuating British and colonial troops. ww2dbase [Invasion of Malaya and Singapore | Kuala Lumpur, Selangor | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Jan 1942
Japanese troops mopping up in Kuala Lumpur during their advance through Malaya, 11 Jan 1942
10 Mar 1945

Malaya
  • 24 American B-29 bombers attacked Japanese marshalling yards and air field at Kuala Lumpur, Malaya. ww2dbase [Kuala Lumpur, Selangor | CPC]
  • US bombers attacked rail marshaling yards in Kuala Lumpur and the airfield in Alor Star, Kedah, Malaya. The Royal Selangor Museum near Kuala Lumpur was accidentally bombed, destroying the museum's left wing; in response, the museum's surviving collection was relocated to the Perak Museum in Taiping, Perak, Malaya. ww2dbase [Invasion of Malaya and Singapore | Kuala Lumpur, Selangor | CPC]
16 Aug 1945

Malaya
  • Malayan nationalist Ibrahim Yaacob convened an emergency meeting in Kuala Lumpur, British Malaya. ww2dbase [Kuala Lumpur | CPC]
13 Sep 1945

Malaya
22 Feb 1946

Malaya
  • General Seishiro Itagaki formally surrendered the Japanese Seventh Area Army to Lieutenant General F. W. Messervy at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaya. ww2dbase [Seishiro Itagaki | Kuala Lumpur, Selangor | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Feb 1946
Lieutenant General F. W. Messervy of Malaya Command receiving the sword of General Itagaki of Japanese 7th Area Army at a formal ceremony of surrender, Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, 22 Feb 1946

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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