12 Dec 1917
  • Several Japanese troopships arrived off Vladivostok, Russia, which brought about a strong protest from the US government. A US warship was sent to the scene, although for the moment no Japanese soldier actually set foot ashore. ww2dbase [AC]
British Palestine
  • Peter Drummond shot down three German Albatros aircraft near Tull Karem, Palestine. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Tomojiro Chisaka was named the commanding officer of the Mako naval port at Pescadores islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

12 Dec 1917 Interactive Map

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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