3 Mar 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback fired a torpedo at a Japanese transport in the Philippine Sea off Tinian, Mariana Islands; the torpedo missed. ww2dbase [Grayback | Philippine Sea | CPC]
5 Mar 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback sank a Japanese transport and an escort vessel in the Philippine Sea off Guam, Mariana Islands, hitting them with 2 of 3 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Grayback | Philippine Sea | CPC]
25 Mar 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback fired a torpedo a Japanese patrol vessel in the Philippine Sea off Ryukyu Islands, Japan; the torpedo missed. ww2dbase [Grayback | Philippine Sea | CPC]
12 May 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • Shokaku made rendezvous with Kuroshio, Oyashio, and Hayashio in the Philippine Sea; Ushio and Yugure were released as her escorts. Shokaku avoided more US submarines during her final leg home. However, with the high speeds and gashed bow, the ship took on so much water that she nearly capsized en route. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Philippine Sea | CPC]
21 Jul 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Haddock fired 8 torpedoes at a convoy, sinking transport Saipan Maru and damaging 3 others in the Philippine Sea with a total of 7 hits. ww2dbase [Haddock | Philippine Sea | CPC]
18 Dec 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback attacked a four-freighter Japanese convoy escorted by three armed vessels in the Philippine Sea after nightfall and into the next date, sinking freighter Gyokurei Maru, sinking escort vessel Numakaze, and damaging several other ships; 6 torpedoes were expended in this attack, 4 of which hit. ww2dbase [Grayback | Philippine Sea | CPC]
19 Dec 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback sank a Japanese patrol vessel in the Philippine Sea, hitting her with 3 of 4 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Grayback | Philippine Sea | CPC]
16 Jan 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale made contact with a Japanese convoy she had been searching for for the past two days in the Philippine Sea, sinking Denmark Maru with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired, but suffered damage from depth charges. USS Seawolf herded Tarushima Maru toward USS Whale, and USS Whale successfully sank Tarushima Maru with torpedoes. ww2dbase [Whale | Philippine Sea | CPC]
17 Jan 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale claimed sinking a Japanese freighter in the Philippine Sea, hiting her with 3 of 9 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Whale | Philippine Sea | CPC]
27 Feb 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback sank freighter Ceylon Maru, hitting her with 1 of 2 torpedoes. She was sunk by the subsequent depth charging by aircraft and anti-submarine craft 100 kilometers southeast of Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Grayback | Philippine Sea | CPC]
7 Sep 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Barbero attacked a Japanese trawler east of the Philippine Islands; the torpedo missed. ww2dbase [Barbero | Philippine Sea | CPC]
12 Sep 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Miami operated off the Philippine Islands in indirect support of the Palau Islands campaign. ww2dbase [Miami | Philippine Sea | CPC]
13 Sep 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Miami operated off the Philippine Islands in indirect support of the Palau Islands campaign. ww2dbase [Miami | Philippine Sea | CPC]
14 Sep 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Miami operated off the Philippine Islands in indirect support of the Palau Islands campaign. ww2dbase [Miami | Philippine Sea | CPC]
15 Sep 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Miami operated off the Philippine Islands in indirect support of the Palau Islands campaign. ww2dbase [Miami | Philippine Sea | CPC]
7 Oct 1944

Pacific Ocean
8 Oct 1944

Pacific Ocean
25 Oct 1944

Photo(s) dated 25 Oct 1944
Yamato during the Battle off Samar, 25 Oct 1944Yamato in action off Samar, 25 Oct 1944USS Kitkun Bay prepared to launch FM-2 Wildcat fighters during Battle off Samar, 25 Oct 1944; note shell splashes in backgroundYamato in action off Samar, Philippine Islands, 25 Oct 1944; photo taken by aircraft of escort carrier USS Kadashan Bay
See all photos dated 25 Oct 1944
6 Nov 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Haddock fired 4 torpedoes at a transport in the Philippine Sea between Taiwan and the Philippine Islands, claiming 1 hit on a transport. ww2dbase [Haddock | Philippine Sea | CPC]
1 Dec 1944

Pacific Ocean
2 Feb 1945

Pacific Ocean
5 Jun 1945

Pacific Ocean
  • As the US 3rd Fleet steamed through a typhoon southeast of Japan, the leading 25-feet of USS Bennington's flight deck collapsed and hung drooping over her bow. ww2dbase [Bennington | Philippine Sea | 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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