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Category - Pacific Theater

Boat Crew USS Quail

August 1, 2013

South From Corregidor

Manila Bay – On the evening of 6 May, 1942, hours after US Army General Jonathan Wainwright surrendered all US and Filipino forces on the island of Corregidor and other...

December 7, 2012

WWII Events Today, December 7

WWII Events Today, December 7 Timeline – The 70th anniversary of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor and other areas of the Pacific region.

November 14, 2011

Darwin Diggers to be Remembered

Darwin diggers to be remembered Thursday, 10 November 2011 This Remembrance Day the people of Darwin will stop to remember those that lost their lives in the Bombing of Darwin....

April 22, 2011

WWII History – April 22

WWII Events Today, April 22 Apr 22, 1941 – Emmanuel Tsouderos was named premier of Greece. Apr 22, 1941 – Two thousand US Army reinforcements were sent to the Philippines....

March 22, 2011

Colonel Baron Takeichi Nishi

Colonel Baron Takeichi Nishi – (July 12, 1902 – March 22 1945)  was a Japanese Imperial Army officer, equestrian show jumper, and Olympic Gold Medalist at the 1932 Los Angeles...

March 16, 2011

WWII History – March 16

World War II Events Today, March 16 Mar 16, 1935 – Hitler institutes compulsory military service. Mar 16, 1938 – Mussolini changed his opinions on the occupation of Austria in...

March 15, 2011

WWII History – March 15

WWII Events Today, March 15
Mar 15, 1938 – A 10,000-strong Japanese force approached Tengxian, Jiangsu Province, China. 2,000 Chinese troops, supported by less than 1,000 police and militiamen, dug in for an effort to delay the Japanese from reaching their objective, the city of Xuzhou.

February 25, 2011

Iwo Jima

On of the bloodiest battles to occur during the entirety of World War II happened on a small desolate island in the vast Pacific, Iwo Jima.

January 20, 2011

World War II History – January 20

World War II History for January 20 (1940-1945): Churchill speech, Japan’s spies on the US, Heydrich’s plan, Marines hit Pago Pago, RAF raids Berlin, Russians take Novgorod, and LeMay takes command.

October 26, 2010

WWII History for Oct 26

WWII History for October 26th – Aussies relieved at Tobruk (1941), Battle of Santa Cruz (1942), and the Battle of Leyte Gulf ends (1944). Audio clip – Winston Churchill – These are Great Days.

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