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25 Jan 1942

Philippines
  • Yugure arrived at Davao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands at 0300 hours. ww2dbase [Yugure | Davao, Mindanao | CPC]
26 Jan 1942

Philippines
  • Yugure departed Davao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands at 2200 hours. ww2dbase [Yugure | Davao, Mindanao | CPC]
14 Feb 1942

Philippines
  • US submarine Sargo delivered 1 million rounds of .30 caliber ammunition to Mindanao, Philippine Islands. Upon departure, the submarine evacuated 24 US Army personnel (ground crews for the 14th Bombardment Squadron). ww2dbase [Sargo | Panang, Mindanao | CPC]
25 Feb 1944

Philippines
  • USS Hoe sank Japanese fleet tanker Nissho Maru and damaged fleet tanker Kyokuto Maru with a night time surfaced torpedo attack south of Davao Gulf, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Hoe | Mindanao | CPC]
9 Sep 1944

Photo(s) dated 9 Sep 1944
Strike photo taken from planes flying from USS Essex of the attack on Surigao Harbor in northern Mindanao, Philippine Islands, 9 Sep 1944
8 Mar 1945

Philippines
10 Mar 1945

Photo(s) dated 10 Mar 1945
United States Army map of the invasion beachhead at Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines depicting the progress after the landings of 10 Mar 1945.
17 Mar 1945

Philippines
  • USS Bailey arrived off Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines. Bailey was loaded with a captured Japanese suicide boat for transportation to Leyte Gulf. Bailey departed for Leyte Gulf immediately. ww2dbase [Bailey | Zamboanga, Mindanao | DS]
7 Aug 1945

Photo(s) dated 7 Aug 1945
LtCol LF Maybach, with pen, completing paperwork relating to Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada, seated, Aug 7, 1945, Libby Field, Davao, Mindanao, Philippines.USMC PBJ Mitchell pilot Maj Sidney Groff, right, adds the name of Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada to the flight manifest at Libby Field in Davao, Mindanao for transfer to Moret Field, Zamboanga, Philippines, Aug 7, 1945
9 Aug 1945

Photo(s) dated 9 Aug 1945
US Army Ground Liaison Officer Maj Mortimer Jordan, left, Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada, center, and interpreter Sgt Charles Imai provide a briefing for fighter and bomber pilots of the 1st Marine Air Wing, Aug 9, 1945US Army Ground Liaison Officer Maj Mortimer H Jordan, left, Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada, center, and interpreter Sgt Charles T Imai provide a briefing for the 1st Marine Air Wing fighter and bomber pilots, Aug 9, 1945USMC 2Lt Gordon Growden, combat correspondent, interviews Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada prior to a bombing mission against the prisoner’s former headquarters, Zamboanga, Mindanao, Aug 9, 1945US Army Ground Liaison Officer Maj Mortimer H Jordan, headphones, relays information from Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada to guide the bombing strike to the target area, Aug 9, 1945, Mindanao, Philippines
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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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