22 Jul 1942

Portuguese Mozambique
  • Japanese ship Asama Maru landed 800 Americans civilians at Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), Mozambique; 377 of them had been most recently held at the Stanley Internment Camp in Hong Kong. On the same day, Italian ship Conte Verde also arrived at Lourenço Marques, landing 600 American civilians from Shanghai, China. They were part of an internee exchange program with the United States. ww2dbase [Asama Maru | Lourenço Marques | CPC]
11 Sep 1942

Portuguese Mozambique
  • The British and Japanese completed a diplomatic personnel exchange at Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), Portuguese Mozambique; Japanese passenger ship Kamakura Maru departed with 870 diplomats on board while British passenger ship El Nil departed with 400 diplomats on board. ww2dbase [Lourenço Marques | 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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