18 Dec 1941

  • Shigure, Shiratsuyu, Ariake, and Yugure departed Tokuyama, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan to make rendezvous with the Pearl Harbor strike force. ww2dbase [Shigure | Yugure | Tokuyama, Yamaguchi | CPC]
22 Mar 1942

29 May 1942

20 May 1943

  • Shokaku departed Tokuyama, Japan for the Yokosuka region to prepare for the counter offensive at the Aleutian Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Tokuyama, Yamaguchi | CPC]
6 Feb 1944

7 Feb 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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