16 Dec 1941

  • European civilians began to evacuate from Penang, Malaya while Allied troops destroyed guns, ammunition dumps, and other military facilities to prevent Japanese capture; the radio station and the ships in the harbor, however, were overlooked and would later be pressed into Japanese service. ww2dbase [Invasion of Malaya and Singapore | Penang | CPC]
4 Sep 1945

  • Formal Japanese surrender of Malaya took place aboard HMS Nelson off Penang, Malaya. SEAC ordered Japanese personnel in the region to treat Malapan People's Anti-Japanese Army guerrilla fighters as if they were Allied troops. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Penang | 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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