1 Apr 1944

Caroline Islands
  • The crew of USS Harder rescued a downed aviator on a small island west of Woleai, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Harder | Woleai | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) aviators struck the island of Woleai in the Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yorktown (Essex-class) | Woleai | DS]
Photo(s) dated 1 Apr 1944
USS Harder rescuing aviator Ensign John Galvin off Woleai, Caroline Islands, 1 Apr 1944; note SOC Seagull seaplane in backgroundSubmarine USS Harder with her bow against the reef off Woleai, Caroline Islands, 1 Apr 1944 as a rescue party went ashore to rescue aviator Ensign John Galvin on the beach. Note SOC Seagull seaplane.Submarine USS Harder backing away from the reef off Woleai, Caroline Islands, 1 Apr 1944; note SOC Seagull seaplane off Harder’s starboard quarter and rescued aviator Ensign John Galvin in a raft off the bow.
20 Apr 1944

Caroline Islands
  • USS Harder bombarded Woleai, Caroline Islands under the cover of a rain squall. ww2dbase [Harder | Woleai | CPC]
1 Aug 1944

Caroline Islands
  • USS Pollack served on lifeguard station in support of the air strikes on Woleai, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Pollack | Woleai | CPC]
7 May 1945

Caroline Islands
  • Submarine I-369 arrived at Woleai, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [I-369 | Woleai | CPC]
11 May 1945

Caroline Islands
  • Submarine I-369 departed Woleai, Caroline Islands with 60 evacuees and 2 boxes of ashes of killed servicemen. ww2dbase [I-369 | Woleai | 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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