• pearl harbor was bombed

    pearl harbor was bombed
    pearl harbor was bombed in 1941. the japanese bombed pearl harbor .
  • U.s. and Britian

    U.s. and Britian
    U.S. and Britian declare war on japan. japanese land near singapore and enter Thailand
  • China declares war on Japan

    China declares war on Japan
    China resisted that undeclared war without technically announcing the existence of a state of war until dec.9 when the text of the declaration was issued by lin sen, president of the Chinese Republic.
  • Japanese invade the Philippines

    Japanese invade the Philippines
    The invasion of the Philippines started on December 8, 1941, ten hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. As at Pearl Harbor, the American aircraft were severely damaged in the initial Japanese attack. Lacking air cover, the American Asiatic Fleet in the Philippines withdrew to Java on December 12, 1941
  • Japanese invade Burma

    Japanese invade Burma
    The first Japanese ground action against Burma was in December 1941, when a battalion of 143rd Regiment of 55th Division crossed the Burma-Siam border and seized Victoria Point on 16 December, the most southerly extremity of Tenasserim. The first air raids on Rangoon occurred on 23 and 25 December, opposed by only two fighter squadrons - 16 P40s of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) and 16 Buffaloes of the RAF.
  • First Japanese merchant ship sunk

    First Japanese merchant ship sunk
    According to the War Shipping Administration, the U.S. Merchant Marine suffered the highest rate of casualties of any service in World War II. Officially, a total of 1,554 ships were sunk due to war conditions, including 733 ships of over 1,000 gross tons. Hundreds of other ships were damaged by torpedoes, shelling, bombs, kamikazes, mines, etc. Foreign flag ships, especially those with Naval Armed Guard on board as well as ships belonging to U.S. territories such as the Philippines
  • Japanese invade British Borneo

    Japanese invade British Borneo
    The Battle of Borneo was a successful campaign by Japanese Imperial forces for control of Borneo island and concentrated mainly on the subjugation of the Kingdom of Sarawak, North Borneo, and the western part of Kalimantan that was part of the Dutch East Indies. The Japanese main unit for this mission was the 35th Infantry Brigade led by Major-General Kiyotake Kawaguchi.
  • Japanese invade Hong Kong

    Japanese invade Hong Kong
    began when the Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Mark Young, surrendered the British Crown colony of Hong Kong to Imperial Japan on 25 December 1941. The surrender occurred after 18 days of fierce fighting against the overwhelming Japanese forces who had invaded on the territory.[5][6] The occupation lasted for three years and eight months until Japan surrendered at the end of Second World War. The length of this period
  • Japanese invade luzon in the philippines

    Japanese invade luzon in the philippines
    The Philippines Campaign (1941–1942) or the Battle of the Philippines was the invasion of the Philippines by Japan in 1941–1942 and the defense of the islands by Filipino and United States forces.