10 Sep 1939

  • HMS Eagle arrived at Colombo, Ceylon. ww2dbase [Eagle | Colombo | CPC]
4 Mar 1941

  • HMS Hermes arrived at Colombo, Ceylon. ww2dbase [Hermes | Colombo | CPC]
14 Feb 1942

  • HMS Hermes arrived at Colombo, Ceylon. ww2dbase [Hermes | Colombo | CPC]
19 Feb 1942

  • HMS Hermes departed Colombo, Ceylon to receive Swordfish torpedo bombers of 814 Naval Air Squadron in the Indian Ocean. ww2dbase [Hermes | Colombo | CPC]
10 Mar 1942

  • Dutch ship Palima disembarked several survivors of HMS Kuala, an auxiliary patrol boat serving as a civilian evacuation transport and sunken by Japanese aircraft on 14 Feb 1942, at Colombo, Ceylon. ww2dbase [Kuala | Colombo | HM]
5 Apr 1942

  • Commander Mitsuo Fuchida of Akagi commanded a 125-aircraft raid against Colombo, Ceylon. Akagi's aircraft helped in the sinking of HMS Cornwall and HMS Dorsetshire. ww2dbase [Akagi | Colombo | CPC]
30 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 30 Apr 1944
British Admiral Louis Mountbatten speaking to the officers and men of USS Saratoga at Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), 30 Apr 1944Supreme Allied Commander of the Southeast Asia Command, Admiral Louis Mountbatten being greeted aboard USS Saratoga by Captain John Cassady at Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), 30 Apr 1944.
13 Jun 1945

  • HMS Colossus arrived at Colombo, Ceylon. ww2dbase [Colossus | Colombo | CPC]
20 Mar 1974


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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