25 Sep 1895

Japan
1 Apr 1902

Japan
  • Masafumi Arima enrolled in the Kagoshima Prefectural Normal Elementary School in Japan. ww2dbase [Masafumi Arima | Kagoshima | CPC]
1 Apr 1906

Japan
1 Apr 1908

Japan
  • Masafumi Arima enrolled in the Kagoshima Prefectural Middle School, Japan. ww2dbase [Masafumi Arima | Kagoshima | CPC]
31 Aug 1912

Japan
  • Masafumi Arima left the Kagoshima Prefectural Middle School in Japan without completing his degree. ww2dbase [Masafumi Arima | Kagoshima | CPC]
12 Feb 1914

Japan
  • Settsu departed Koniya harbor, island of Amami-Oshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Settsu | Koniya, Kagoshima | CPC]
12 Apr 1939

Photo(s) dated 12 Apr 1939
Japanese cruiser Mikuma anchored in Kagoshima Harbor, 12 Apr 1939.
26 May 1943

Japan
  • US submarine USS Saury (SS-189) commanded by Commander Anthony Henry Dropp sighted and attacked a Japanese convoy south of Kyushu island, Japan at about 1000 hours. The Saury fire three torpedoes of which two hit and sank the Japanese 2,351-ton transport Kagi Maru just north of Amami Oshima, Nansei Shoto (Ryukyu Islands), Japan. The counter-attacks by the convoy escorts were ineffective and the submarine withdrew unharmed. ww2dbase [Saury | Kagoshima | HM]
21 Dec 1943

Japan
  • USS Grayback attacked a Japanese convoy off southwestern Japan, claiming the sinking of four vessels; 14 torpedoes were expended in this attack. ww2dbase [Grayback | Kagoshima | CPC]
27 Dec 1943

Japan
  • USS Grayback sank a fishing boat with her deck gun off southwestern Japan. ww2dbase [Grayback | Kagoshima | CPC]
16 Oct 1944

Japan
18 Oct 1944

Japan
  • Nachi departed Amami Oshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan with Cruiser Division 21 and Destroyer Squadron 1. ww2dbase [Nachi | Amami Oshima, Kagoshima | CPC]
25 Oct 1944

Japan
  • USS Sterlet attacked a Japanese convoy with two salvos of torpedoes southwest of Kagoshima, Japan. All four torpedoes of the first salvo missed. Four of the six torpedoes of the second salvo made contact, three hitting (and sinking) oil tanker Jinei Maru and one hitting a freighter. She remained under water for several hours due to counterattacks by the convoy escorts. Surfacing later, she spotted a Japanese hospital ship and allowed it to continue her journey. ww2dbase [Sterlet | Kagoshima | CPC]
25 May 1945

Japan
  • Yukio Araki and the 72nd Shinbu Squadron was relocated to Bansei Airfield, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. ww2dbase [Yukio Araki | Kaseda, Kagoshima | CPC]
26 May 1945

Photo(s) dated 26 May 1945
Corporal Yukio Araki (with puppy) with fellow pilots of Japanese Army 72nd Shinbu Squadron, Bansei Airfield, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, 26 May 1945
22 Jul 1945

Japan
  • Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Toshi Maru No. 7 was wrecked off the Sata Misaki cape at the southern tip of the Japanese home islands. It was believed that she hit a mine. ww2dbase [Kagoshima | HM]
23 Mar 1946

Japan
  • Allied repatriation ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Kagoshima, Japan and disembarked personnel. She departed later on the same day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Kagoshima | 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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