7 Oct 1931

Philippines
  • Governor Dwight Davis of the Philippines signed a proclamation which reserved a large tract of land on Mindanao, Philippines for the construction of a penal colony. ww2dbase [Davao Penal Colony | Davao | CPC]
21 Jan 1932

Philippines
  • Davao Penal Colony was formally established in Davao (now Panabo), Philippines. ww2dbase [Davao Penal Colony | Davao | CPC]
19 Dec 1941

Philippines
20 Dec 1941

Philippines
2 Jan 1942

Philippines
  • Naka arrived at Davao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Davao | CPC]
7 Jan 1942

Philippines
  • Naka departed Davao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Naka | Davao | CPC]
9 Jan 1942

Philippines
  • Nachi departed Davao, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Nachi | Davao | CPC]
25 Jan 1942

Philippines
  • Yugure arrived at Davao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands at 0300 hours. ww2dbase [Yugure | Davao, Mindanao | CPC]
26 Jan 1942

Philippines
  • Yugure departed Davao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands at 2200 hours. ww2dbase [Yugure | Davao, Mindanao | CPC]
15 Feb 1942

Philippines
  • Repair ship Akashi departed Davao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Davao | CPC]
17 May 1942

Philippines
  • Tatsuta Maru departed Davao, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | Davao | CPC]
22 Oct 1942

Philippines
  • The Davao Penal Colony on Mindanao, Philippine Islands took in its first group of American and Filipino prisoners, numbered at about 1,000. ww2dbase [Davao | CPC]
6 Nov 1942

Philippines
  • The Davao Penal Colony on Mindanao, Philippine Islands took in its second group of American and Filipino prisoners, numbered at about 1,000. ww2dbase [Davao | CPC]
8 Nov 1942

Philippines
  • The Japanese Army formally took command of the Davao Penal Colony in southern Philippines. ww2dbase [Davao Penal Colony | Davao | CPC]
6 Jun 1944

Philippines
  • The Davao Penal Colony on Mindanao, Philippine Islands was closed; the American and Filipino prisoners were transferred to Cebu island. ww2dbase [Davao | CPC]
2 Oct 1944

Philippines
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Davao, Philippine Islands and departed later on the same day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Davao | CPC]
7 Aug 1945

Photo(s) dated 7 Aug 1945
LtCol LF Maybach, with pen, completing paperwork relating to Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada, seated, Aug 7, 1945, Libby Field, Davao, Mindanao, Philippines.USMC PBJ Mitchell pilot Maj Sidney Groff, right, adds the name of Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada to the flight manifest at Libby Field in Davao, Mindanao for transfer to Moret Field, Zamboanga, Philippines, Aug 7, 1945

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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