20 Sep 1943

Marshall Islands
  • Shokaku arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Eniwetok | CPC]
23 Sep 1943

Marshall Islands
  • Shokaku departed Eniwetok, Marshall Islands for Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Eniwetok | CPC]
19 Oct 1943

Marshall Islands
  • Yamato arrived at Brown Atoll, Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Yamato | Eniwetok | CPC]
23 Oct 1943

Marshall Islands
  • Yamato departed Brown Atoll, Eniwetok, Marshall Islands and sortied to a position 250 miles south of Wake Island. ww2dbase [Yamato | Eniwetok | CPC]
17 Feb 1944

Marshall Islands
  • US Marines landed on Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. USS Hoel fired her main guns in anger for the first time on when she fired on Japanese troops seen moving about Parry Island. ww2dbase [Hoel | Marshall Islands Campaign | Eniwetok | CPC]
20 Feb 1944

Marshall Islands
10 Jun 1944

Marshall Islands
  • Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Shaw | Eniwetok | DS]
11 Jun 1944

Marshall Islands
  • USS Cassin Young arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Cassin Young | Eniwetok | CPC]
  • Destroyer USS Shaw departed Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands as part of an escort for transports en route the Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Shaw | Eniwetok | DS]
27 Jun 1944

Marshall Islands
28 Jun 1944

Marshall Islands
  • USS St. Louis arrived at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [St. Louis | Eniwetok | DS]
  • USS Honolulu arrived at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Honolulu | Eniwetok | DS]
30 Jun 1944

Marshall Islands
14 Jul 1944

Marshall Islands
  • USS Alabama, flagship of Rear Admiral E. W. Hanson, departed Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Alabama | Eniwetok | CPC]
  • USS Honolulu and USS St. Louis departed Eniwetok, Marshall Islands bound for the Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Honolulu | St. Louis | Eniwetok | DS]
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Sargent Bay | Eniwetok | DS]
15 Jul 1944

Marshall Islands
  • Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands after a month supporting the invasion operations on Saipan. ww2dbase [Shaw | Eniwetok | DS]
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay departed Eniwetok, Marshall Islands bound for Saipan, Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Sargent Bay | Eniwetok | DS]
18 Jul 1944

Marshall Islands
  • Destroyer USS Shaw departed Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands as flagship of an anti-submarine screening force bound for Guam in the Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Shaw | Eniwetok | DS]
21 Jul 1944

Marshall Islands
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Sargent Bay | Eniwetok | DS]
22 Jul 1944

Marshall Islands
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay departed Eniwetok bound for Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Sargent Bay | Eniwetok | DS]
2 Aug 1944

Marshall Islands
3 Aug 1944

Marshall Islands
  • Battleship USS New Mexico with cruisers USS San Francisco and USS St. Louis departed Eniwetok, Marshall Islands bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ww2dbase [St. Louis | New Mexico | San Francisco | Eniwetok | DS]
11 Aug 1944

Marshall Islands
  • USS Alabama arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Alabama | Eniwetok | CPC]
12 Aug 1944

Marshall Islands
  • USS Honolulu arrived at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Honolulu | Eniwetok | DS]
13 Aug 1944

Marshall Islands
16 Aug 1944

Marshall Islands
  • At Eniwetok, USS Honolulu received aboard SOC Seagull scout planes as replacements for her OS2U Kingfisher aircraft. ww2dbase [Honolulu | Eniwetok | DS]
18 Aug 1944

Marshall Islands
  • USS Honolulu departed Eniwetok bound for Tulagi, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Honolulu | Eniwetok | DS]
22 Aug 1944

Photo(s) dated 22 Aug 1944
The island of the Lexington (Essex-class) with Capt Ernest Litch speaking with Cdr JM Lane on the upper level and VAdm Marc Mitscher speaking with VAdm John McCain on the Flag Bridge, 22 Aug 1944.
25 Aug 1944

Marshall Islands
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Sargent Bay | Eniwetok | DS]
26 Aug 1944

Marshall Islands
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay departed Eniwetok, Marshall Islands as part of a logistics replenishment group consisting of twelve fleet oilers and escorts. ww2dbase [Sargent Bay | Eniwetok | DS]
28 Aug 1944

Marshall Islands
  • USS Wasp departed Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | Eniwetok | CPC]
  • After eight weeks of escort duty, destroyer USS Ralph Talbot was assigned to Task Force 38 Fast Carrier Force as a screening vessel for carriers USS Enterprise, Franklin, and San Jacinto then at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Ralph Talbot | Eniwetok | DS]
29 Aug 1944

Marshall Islands
30 Aug 1944

Marshall Islands
  • USS Alabama departed Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Alabama | Eniwetok | CPC]
26 Sep 1944

Marshall Islands
  • Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands after two months supporting the invasion operations on Guam. ww2dbase [Shaw | Eniwetok | DS]
5 Oct 1944

Marshall Islands
  • Destroyer USS Shaw departed Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands bound for the Ulithi anchorage in the Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Shaw | Eniwetok | DS]
25 Oct 1944

Marshall Islands
26 Oct 1944

Marshall Islands
  • USS Ticonderoga departed Eniwetok, Marshall islands for Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | Eniwetok | DS]
31 Oct 1944

Marshall Islands
1 Nov 1944

Marshall Islands
5 Nov 1944

Marshall Islands
  • USS Makin Island arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Makin Island | Eniwetok | DS]
  • Cruisers USS St. Louis and Pasadena arrived at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands, refueled, and departed the same day bound for Ulithi in the Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [St. Louis | Eniwetok | DS]
23 Nov 1944

Marshall Islands
  • USS Astoria arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands and celebrated the American holiday of Thanksgiving. Later in the day she departed for Ulithi, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Astoria (Cleveland-class) | Eniwetok | CPC]
10 Mar 1945

Marshall Islands
  • USS St. Louis arrived at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, refueled, and departed again bound for Ulithi in the Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [St. Louis | Eniwetok | DS]
2 May 1945

Marshall Islands
  • Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands on her way to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ww2dbase [Shaw | Eniwetok | DS]
3 May 1945

Marshall Islands
  • Destroyer USS Shaw departed Eniwetok, Marshall Islands bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ww2dbase [Shaw | Eniwetok | DS]
7 Jul 1945

Marshall Islands
  • USS Tamalpais arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands and began discharging her cargo of fresh water. ww2dbase [Tamalpais | Eniwetok | DS]
15 Aug 1945

Photo(s) dated 15 Aug 1945
Crew of USS Oahu at prayer upon hearing the news of Japanese surrender, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, 15 Aug 1945Crew of USS Oahu, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, 15 Aug 1945Victory celebration aboard USS Oahu while at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, 15 Aug 1945Commander A. M. Loker celebrating victory with cake aboard USS Oahu while at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, 15 Aug 1945
See all photos dated 15 Aug 1945
18 Nov 1945

Marshall Islands
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, embarked 1,000 officers and men from the Navy, Marines, Army, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine before departing for San Pedro, California. ww2dbase [Sargent Bay | Eniwetok | DS]

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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