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13 Aug 1944

  • The US submarine Flier struck a naval mine and sank in the Balacbac Strait just off the southern tip of Palawan in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Flier | Palawan | AC, CPC]
30 Aug 1944

  • After dark, USS Redfin picked up the 8 survivors of USS Flier from Mantangula Island, Palawan Province, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Flier | Mantangula, Palawan | CPC]
12 Sep 1944

  • Kamoi arrived at Boayan, Palawan, Philippine Islands at 1840 hours. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Boayan, Palawan | CPC]
19 Sep 1944

20 Sep 1944

  • Kamoi departed Talampulan, Palawan, Philippine Islands at 0617 hours and arrived at Manila at 2122 hours. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Talampulan, Palawan | CPC]
22 Sep 1944

23 Sep 1944

  • Irako dropped anchor between Tangat Island and Lusong Island just off the southern coast of Busuanga, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Irako | Busuanga, Palawan | CPC]
  • Kamoi refueled submarine chaser CH-30 and submarine chaser CH-33 at Coron Bay, Palawan, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Coron Bay, Palawan | CPC]
24 Sep 1944

  • Irako was attacked by US carrier aircraft and sank in Coron Bay, Busuanga, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Irako | Busuanga, Palawan | CPC]
  • Kamoi received damage from an aircraft of US Task Force 38 in a sound between off Lusong island, Palawan, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Palawan | CPC]
23 Oct 1944

25 Oct 1944

26 Oct 1944

  • Nachi refueled from oiler Nichiei Maru at Coron, Palawan, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Nachi | Coron, Palawan | CPC]
27 Oct 1944

23 Nov 1944

  • USS Besugo sank landing ship No. 151 about 15 miles north of the northern tip of Palawan, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Besugo | Palawan | CPC]
1 Dec 1944

  • USS Gunnel embarked 11 US naval aviators at Palawan, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Gunnel | Palawan | CPC]
14 Dec 1944

28 Feb 1945

4 Mar 1945

1 Feb 2009

  • The US Navy announced the discovery of the wreck of USS Flier in the Balabac Strait, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Flier | Palawan | AC, 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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