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大東亜戦争 Dai Tō-A Sensō (The Great East Asia War)-----Day By Day

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    Default 大東亜戦争 Dai Tō-A Sensō (The Great East Asia War)-----Day By Day

    Dear Members,

    I decided to start a day by day time line for 大東亜戦争 Dai Tō-A Sensō.

    Please feel free to chum in !

    Thank you and regards,

    昭和十六年 十二月八日 Shouwa 16 (1941) December 8th, 1941

    マレー作戦 Malayan Campaign

    Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) led by Lieutenant General Tomoyuki Yamash!ta (山下奉文) conducted a surprise landing attack on Malaya.


    真珠湾攻撃 Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Carrier Task Force led by Admiral Chuichi Nagumo (南雲忠一) made an attack on U.S. naval and air base of Pearl Harbor.

    U.S. Declared War on Imperial Japan. (December 7th, 1941)

    大東亜戦争 Dai Tō-A Sensō started.


    フィリピンの戦い Philippines Campaign

    Imperial Japanese forces began to invade Philippine.

    Photo: Lt. Gen. Masaharu Honma (本間雅晴), 14th Army Commander, coming ashore at Lingayen Gulf, 24 December 1941.

    香港の戦い Battle of Hong Kong

    IJA aircraft bombs Kai Tak Airport (RAF Kai Tak).

    IJA bombers Ki-32.

    IJA forces led by Lieutenant-General Takashi Sakai (酒井 隆) attacked Hong Kong.

    Takashi Sakai.................. IJA troops passing the boarder to Hong Kong.
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    This is a great idea, it will help people to learn about the war in the pacific. I am sure I will also learn a lot form this. Good luck with this thread

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    I have a few threads that need to be created: This, The Yasukuni Shrine, and The Kamikaze thread.

    It might take a lot of time and effort but I am enjoying the task.

    Thank you for the support, Guys!


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    Taka San.....This is an excellent and historical idea to add to the education of the Pacific Campaign. I feel we will learn much more on this thread then what has already been seen in history books and documentaries. Run with the ball Taka San. Regards Larry
    It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C

    One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C

    “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill

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    Look forward to more input on this

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    昭和十六年 十二月九日 Shouwa 16 (1941) December 9th, 1941

    Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石), President of the Republic of China, declared war on Japan, Germany and Italy.

    Chiang Kai-shek

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    Great idea I like Pacific war history. timothy

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    昭和十六年 十二月十日 Shouwa 16 (1941) December 10th, 1941

    マレー沖海戦 Sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse

    British battleship Prince of Wales and battle cruiser Repuls were sunk by IJN land base bombers at South China Sea (North of Singapore).

    Only three Japanese bombers were lost, a decisive Japanese victory, marked the end of the "Big Gun" era.

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ID:	608310 IJN Mitsubishi G3M Type 96 Attack Bomber "Nell"

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ID:	608312 IJN Mitsubishi G4M1 Type 1 Attack Bomber "Betty" (Painting of G4M1 attacking, Prince of Whales at the background)

    グアム島占領 Guam Landing

    Japanese arm forces occupies Guam.

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    ルソン島上陸 Luzon Landing

    IJA 14th Army began landing on Luzon, Philippine.

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    Very well put together mate.

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    昭和十六年 十二月十二日 Shouwa 16 (1941) December 12th, 1941

    日中戰爭 -----> 大東亜戦争...........Second Sino-Japanese War -----> The Great East Asia War

    Imperial Japanese Government decided a new term for the war which included Second Sino-Japanese War (日中戰爭 Nii-Chuu Sen-sou) to The Great East Asia War (大東亜戦争 Dai Tō-A Sensō).

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    British India declared war on Imperial Japan.

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