23 Dec 1941

Japan
5 Jan 1942

Japan
  • Akagi departed with the Carrier Striking Force (Carrier Divisions 1 and 5) from Hashirajima for Iwakuni, Japan. ww2dbase [Akagi | Hashirajima, Yamaguchi | CPC]
14 Jan 1942

Japan
  • Irako departed Hashirajima, Japan for a series of stops in the Pacific Ocean (Davao, Philippine Islands; Celebes, Dutch East Indies; Truk, Caroline Islands; Saipan, Mariana Islands) with 500 tons of food supplies aboard. ww2dbase [Irako | Hashirajima, Yamaguchi | CPC]
7 Feb 1942

Japan
  • Irako arrived at Hashirajima, Japan and disembarked 80 tons of sugar from Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Irako | Hashirajima, Yamaguchi | CPC]
12 Feb 1942

Japan
  • Yamato departed Kure, Japan and arrived at Hashirajima island in Hiroshima Bay. The flag of the Combined Fleet Commander-in-Chief Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was transferred from Nagato to Yamato. ww2dbase [Yamato | Hashirajima, Yamaguchi | CPC]
19 Feb 1942

Japan
  • Yamato departed Hashirajima island in Hiroshima Bay, Japan with Battleship Division 1 for training in the Iyo Nada. She returned later on the same day. ww2dbase [Yamato | Hashirajima, Yamaguchi | CPC]
23 May 1942

Japan
27 May 1942

Japan
  • Akagi departed Hashirajima, Japan at 0600 hours for Battle of Midway as flagship of Vice Admiral Nagumo's Carrier Striking Force (Carrier Divisions 1 and 2). ww2dbase [Akagi | Hashirajima, Yamaguchi | CPC]
  • Kaga departed Hashirajima in Hiroshima Bay, Japan for Midway Atoll. ww2dbase [Kaga | Hashirajima , Yamaguchi | CPC]
29 May 1942

Japan
14 Jun 1942

Japan
21 Jun 1942

Japan
19 Jul 1942

Japan
21 Jul 1942

Japan
31 Jul 1942

Japan
10 Aug 1942

Japan
  • At Hashirajima island in Hiroshima Bay, Japan, Admiral Yamamoto convened a meeting aboard Yamato with Vice Admiral Nagumo of First Air Fleet, Vice Admiral Kondo of Second Fleet, and other top Combined Fleet staff officers. Yamamoto discussed his desire to exploit Mikawa's success and the need to protect convoys carrying troops to recapture Guadalcanal. ww2dbase [Yamato | Hashirajima, Yamaguchi | CPC]
6 Apr 1943

Japan
20 Apr 1943

Japan
11 Jun 1943

Japan
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed Hashirajima, Japan for Yokosuka, Japan to embark the air group of carrier Hiyo, which was damaged in action on the previous day. ww2dbase [Ryuho | Hashirajima, Yamaguchi | CPC]
23 Jan 1944

Japan
11 Apr 1944

Japan
  • Yamato departed Kure, Japan for trials in the Iyo Nada; she arrived at Hashirajima island in Hiroshima Bay that evening. ww2dbase [Yamato | Hashirajima, Yamaguchi | CPC]
24 Jun 1944

Japan
13 Aug 1944

Japan
22 Aug 1944

Japan
26 Aug 1944

Japan
  • Light carrier Ryuho arrived at Hashirajima, Japan and was transferred from Carrier Division 1 to Carrier Division 4 within the 3rd Fleet. ww2dbase [Ryuho | Hashirajima, Yamaguchi | CPC]
10 Sep 1944

Japan
29 Sep 1944

Japan

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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