5 Dec 1943

  • The Japanese 7th Air Brigade, in two waves (the second consisting of Japanese Navy aircraft), launched a joint attack against an Allied target, successfully bombing installations in heavily defended Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. The Japanese airmen achieved surprise and enjoyed some luck, causing slight damage to Kiddapore docks and destroying or badly damaging nine Hurricane fighters and one Spitfire fighter. ww2dbase [Calcutta, Bengal | AC]
16 Mar 1944

  • The Calcutta, India based Special Operations Executive mission in the Far East, known as GS I(k), adopted the title Force 136 with the purpose of providing long-range strategic and political intelligence throughout South-East Asia, and to organise local resistance groups against the Japanese. ww2dbase [Special Operations Executive | Calcutta, Bengal | AC]
30 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 30 Jul 1944
Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell and Brigadier General Gilbert Cheves, Calcutta, India, 30 Jul 1944Brigadier General Gilbert Cheves, Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell, and writer Arthur Moore, Calcutta, India, 30 Jul 1944Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell speaking to Coporal Jerry Givney at US Army radio station VU2Au, Calcutta, India, 30 Jul 1944Corporal Abe Brandes serving Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell ice cream at a US Army ice cream plant in Calcutta, India, 30 Jul 1944
See all photos dated 30 Jul 1944

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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