21 Jan 1942

Australian New Guinea
23 Jan 1942

Australian New Guinea
  • Tenryu covered transport ships as the transports disembarked troops of No. 2 Maizuru Special Naval Landing Force at Kavieng, New Ireland. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Kavieng, New Ireland | CPC]
18 Mar 1942

Australian New Guinea
26 Mar 1942

Australian New Guinea
2 Apr 1942

Australian New Guinea
5 Apr 1942

Australian New Guinea
8 Jun 1942

Australian New Guinea
  • Men of the Japanese Kure No. 3 Special Naval Landing Force raided Simberi, New Ireland in search of coast watcher Cornelius Page; Page went into hiding. ww2dbase [Simberi, New Ireland | CPC]
16 Jun 1942

Australian New Guinea
  • An Australia PBY Catalina aircraft arrived at Simberi, New Ireland to pick up coast watcher Cornelius Page, not knowing that Page had gone into hiding eight days prior in response to a Japanese raid. ww2dbase [Simberi, New Ireland | CPC]
20 Jun 1942

Australian New Guinea
  • Japanese troops aboard Seki Maru No. 3 found and captured coast watcher Cornelius Page on Simberi, New Ireland. ww2dbase [Simberi, New Ireland | CPC]
21 Jun 1942

Australian New Guinea
  • Captured coast watcher Cornelius Page was transferred to Kavieng, New Ireland. ww2dbase [Kavieng, New Ireland | CPC]
18 Jul 1942

Australian New Guinea
  • USS S-43 disembarked RAAF Flight Officer Cecil John Trevelyan Mason on New Ireland for Mason to check in with coast watchers. She would embark Mason before the end of the day and set sail. ww2dbase [S-43 | New Ireland | CPC]
7 Aug 1942

Australian New Guinea
  • Tenryu departed Kavieng, New Ireland with five other cruisers for Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands; the force was spotted by USS S-38, but the submarine could not gain a favorable attack position. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Kavieng, New Ireland | CPC]
10 Aug 1942

Australian New Guinea
  • Japanese cruiser Kako was struck by three torpedoes from USS S-44 90 miles east of Kavieng, New Ireland at 0806 hours and sank at about 0815 hours; 34 were killed, 582 survived. ww2dbase [Kako | New Ireland | CPC]
  • USS S-44 spotted a group of four Japanese heavy cruisers at the distance of 800 meters off New Ireland at 0750 hours. At 0806 hours, she fired four torpedoes, scoring three hits on heavy cruiser Kako, sinking her. ww2dbase [S-44 | New Ireland | CPC]
28 May 1943

Australian New Guinea
  • B-17 bomber "Old 666" conducted a camera mapping mission over southeastern New Ireland. ww2dbase [New Ireland | CPC]
4 Nov 1943

Australian New Guinea
  • Naka received 166 troops and anti-tank guns from transport Kiyosumi Maru and then disembarked them at Kavieng, New Ireland at 1700 hours. ww2dbase [Naka | Kavieng, New Ireland | CPC]
30 Nov 1943

Australian New Guinea
  • In the early morning, a US Navy PBY aircraft sank Japanese passenger ship Himalaya Maru 10 miles south of New Hanover Island in the Bismarck Islands. Many of the 2,400 passengers were killed, while the rest were rescued by other ships in the convoy. ww2dbase [New Hanover, New Ireland | CPC]
1 Jan 1944

Australian New Guinea
7 Jan 1944

Australian New Guinea
17 Mar 1944

Australian New Guinea
20 Mar 1944

Australian New Guinea
23 Mar 1944

Australian New Guinea
18 Oct 1944

Australian New Guinea
26 Oct 1944

Australian New Guinea
  • Four TDR drones were flown against lighthouse on Cape Saint George, New Ireland. One of the four hit squarely and demolishes the structure. ww2dbase [TDR | Cape Saint George, New Ireland | DS]

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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