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War Diary records for Naval operations in the Philippines, 1942-1945

See also: Books about Naval operations in the Philippines, 1942-1945


15 June 1942
Philippine Islands
IJN gunboat Nampo Maru sunk by USN submarine Seawolf off Corregidor

24 August 1942
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Otowasan Maru sunk by USN submarine Saury off Luzon

2 November 1942
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Gifu Maru sunk by USN submarine Seawolf off Mindanao

3 November 1942
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Sagami Maru sunk by USN submarine Seawolf off Davao

8 November 1942
Philippine Islands
IJN gunboat Keiko Maru sunk by USN submarine Seawolf off Mindanao Island

17 November 1942
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Oregon Maru sunk by USN submarine Salmon off Luzon

5 March 1943
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Tambor lands men, ammunition, and money for guerillas on Mindanao Island

28 April 1943
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Kamakura Maru sunk by USN submarine Gudgeon

30 April 1943
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Gudgeon lands men and equipment on Panay Island

12 May 1943
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Sumatra Maru sunk off Luzon by USN submarine Gudgeon

15 May 1943
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Meikai Maru sunk by USN submarine Gar

Japanese vessel Indus Maru sunk by USN submarine Gar

26 May 1943
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Trout lands men, equipment, and money on Basilan Island for intelligence operations

6 June 1943
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Shinei Maru sunk by USN submarine Tautog off Zamboanga

12 June 1943
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Trout lands personnel and supplies on Mindanao Island

9 July 1943
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Thresher lands men and supplies on Negros Island

31 July 1943
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Grayling lands supplies on Panay Island

23 August 1943
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Grayling delivers supplies to guerillas

30 September 1943
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Bowfin delivers supplies and embarks evacuees from Siquijor Island

8 October 1943
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Taian Maru sunk by USN submarine Gurnard off Luzon

Japanese vessel Dainichi Maru sunk by USN submarine Gurnard off Luzon

8 November 1943
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Taga Maru sunk by USN submarine Sargo

13 November 1943
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Narwhal lands men and supplies on Mindoro Island

14 November 1943
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Narwhal lands men and supplies on Mindanao Island and embarks 32 evacuees

15 November 1943
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Kyokko Maru sunk by USN submarine Crevalle

28 November 1943
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Sydney Maru sunk by USN submarine Bowfin

Japanese vessel Tonan Maru sunk by USN submarine Bowfin

2 December 1943
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Narwhal lands supplies and eleven men at Butuan Bay, Mindanao and embarks evacuees

5 December 1943
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Narwhal evacuates personnel from Masacalar Bay

Japanese vessel Himeno Maru sunk by USN submarine Narwhal

1 January 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Ryujo Maru sunk by USN submarine Puffer

5 February 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Narwhal lands supplies for guerillas on Panay Island

USN submarine Narwhal evacuates personnel from Panay Island

7 February 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Narwhal lands supplies for guerillas on Negros Island

USN submarine Narwhal evacuates 28 people from Panay Island

14 February 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Minryu Maru sunk by USN submarine Flasher off Luzon

Japanese vessel Hokuan Maru sunk by USN submarine Flasher off Luzon

15 February 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Odatsuki Maru sunk by USN submarine Tinosa off Mindanao

16 February 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Chojo Maru sunk by USN submarine Tinosa

25 February 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Nissho Maru sunk by USN submarine Hoe

2 March 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Narwhal delivers supplies to Mindanao Island and picks up 28 evacuees

5 March 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Narwhal delivers supplies to guerrillas on Tawi Tawi Island and picks up evacuees

21 March 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Angler picks up evacuees from Panay Island

24 March 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Shinkyo Maru sunk by USN submarine Bowfin

Japanese vessel Bengal Maru sunk by USN submarine Bowfin

26 April 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Tokiwa Maru sunk by USN submarine Bonefish

Japanese vessel No. 1 Yoshida Maru sunk by USN submarine Jack

29 April 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Takegawa Maru sunk by USN submarine Bang

30 April 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Nittatsu Maru sunk by USN submarine Bang

11 May 1944
Sulu Sea
IJN fleet units assembling in readiness to defend the Marianas

Philippine Islands
USN submarine Crevalle evacuates 40 personnel from Negros Island

24 May 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Tatekawa Maru sunk by USN submarine Gurnard

USN submarine Narwhal lands personnel and supplies on Samar Island

28 May 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Narwhal lands personnel and supplies on Samar Island

1 June 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Narwhal lands men and supplies at Tukuran on Mindanao Island

2 June 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese convoy departs with reinforcements for Biak Island

3 June 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese convoy with reinforcements for Biak spotted by Allied aircraft and turns back to the Philippines

5 June 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Nautilus lands communications specialists and supplies at Tukuran on Mindanao Island

7 June 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese destroyers transporting reinforcements from the Philippines en route to New Guinea

8 June 1944
Philippine Islands
IJN destroyer Kazagumo sunk by USN submarine Hake off Mindanao

USN submarine Redfin lands personnel and supplies on Ramos Island

11 June 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Asanagi Maru sunk by USN submarine Redfin off Jolo Island

15 June 1944
Philippine Islands
IJN destroyer Shiratsuyu sunk in accidental collision off Mindanao Island

17 June 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Kinshu Maru sunk by USN submarine Hake off Mindanao Island

Japanese vessel Nihonkai Maru sunk by USN submarine Hake off Mindanao Island

20 June 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Nichibi Maru sunk by USN submarine Hake off Mindanao Island

USN submarine Narwhal lands personnel and supplies on Panay Island and embarks evacuees

22 June 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Itsukushima Maru sunk by USN submarine Narwhal

USN submarine Nautilus lands personnel and supplies and embarks evacuees

24 June 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Aso Maru sunk by USN submarine Redfin

25 June 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel San Pedro Maru sunk by USN submarine Jack

28 June 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Yamagiku Maru sunk by USN submarine Pargo

29 June 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Katori Maru sunk by USN submarine Growler

2 July 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Ceram Maru sunk in accidental collision in Manila harbor

9 July 1944
Philippine Islands
Men and supplies landed on Mindoro Island by USN submarine Nautilus

12 July 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Nichiran Maru sunk by USN submarine Piranha

14 July 1944
Philippine Islands
Men and supplies landed on Leyte Island by USN submarine Nautilus

16 July 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Seattle Maru sunk by USN submarine Piranha

Japanese vessel Mantai Maru sunk by USN submarine Guardfish

Japanese vessel Jinsan Maru sunk by USN submarine Guardfish

Japanese vessel No. 3 Tatsu Maru sunk by USN submarine Bonefish

Japanese vessel Shozen Maru sunk by USN submarine Thresher

Japanese vessel Sainei Maru damaged by USN submarine Thresher and subsequently sinks

Japanese vessel Nissan Maru damaged by USN submarine Thresher and subsequently sinks

USN submarine Nautilus picks up intelligence materials at Balatong Point on Negros Island

Japanese vessel Hozan Maru sunk by accidental explosion in Manila harbor

17 July 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Maya Maru sunk by USN submarine Cabrilla

Japanese vessel Hiyama Maru sunk by USN submarine Guardfish

Japanese vessel Nichizan Maru sunk by USN submarine Thresher

18 July 1944
Philippine Islands
IJN guardboat No. 10 Unkai Maru sunk by USN submarine Cobia

19 July 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Shofuku Maru destroyed by accidental explosion in Manila harbor

26 July 1944
Philippine Islands
IJN submarine I-29 sunk by USN submarine Sawfish

USN submarine Robalo sunk by mine off Palawan Island

27 July 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel No. 2 Kyoei Maru sunk by USN submarine Dace

Japanese vessel Hakubasan Maru sunk by USN submarine Crevalle

31 July 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Manko Maru sunk by USN submarine Parche

Japanese vessel Koei Maru sunk by USN submarine Parche

Japanese vessel Yoshino Maru sunk by USN submarines Parche and Steelhead

Japanese vessel Fuso Maru sunk by USN submarine Steelhead

Japanese vessel Dakar Maru heavily damaged by USN submarine Steelhead and subsequently abandoned

Japanese vessel Shinju Maru sunk by USN submarine Dace

Japanese vessel Tenshin Maru sunk by USN submarine Lapon off Palawan Island

5 August 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Tsurumi sunk by USN submarine Cero in Davao Gulf

6 August 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Shiroganesan Maru sunk by USN submarine Rasher

7 August 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Yamatama Maru sunk by USN submarine Bluegill

IJN escort vessel Kusagaki sunk by USN submarine Guitarro

IJN auxiliary sub chaser No. 2 Kyo Maru sunk by USN submarine Puffer

Japanese vessel Kinshu Maru sunk by USN submarine Sailfish

USN submarine Seawolf lands intelligence team on Tawi Tawi

9 August 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Seawolf lands intelligence team on Palawan Island

10 August 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Shinei Maru sunk by USN submarine Guitarro

12 August 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Teikon Maru sunk by USN submarine Puffer

13 August 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Kojun Maru sunk by USN submarine Puffer

IJN auxiliary sub chaser Misago Maru sunk by USN submarine Puffer

USN submarine Flier sunk by mine off Palawan Island

14 August 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Shinpo Maru sunk by USN submarine Bluefish

18 August 1944
Philippine Islands
IJN escort carrier Taiyo sunk by USN submarine Rasher

Japanese vessel Eishin Maru sunk by USN submarine Rasher

Japanese vessel Teiyo Maru sunk by USN submarine Rasher

Japanese vessel Nansei Maru sunk by USN submarine Ray

19 August 1944
Philippine Islands
IJN seaplane carrier Hayasui sunk by USN submarine Bluefish

Japanese depot ship Tamatsu Maru sunk by USN submarine Spadefish

21 August 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Uga Maru sunk by USN submarine Guitarro

Japanese vessel Kinryu Maru sunk by USN submarine Haddo

Japanese vessel Norfolk Maru sunk by USN submarine Haddo

Japanese vessel Taketoyo Maru sunk by USN submarine Haddo

22 August 1944
Philippine Islands
IJN escort vessel Sado sunk by USN submarine Haddo

IJN escort vessel Matsuwa sunk by USN submarine Harder

IJN escort vessel Hiburi sunk by USN submarine Harder

Japanese vessel No. 2 Hakko Maru damaged by USN submarine Spadefish and subsequently sinks

23 August 1944
Philippine Islands
IJN destroyer Asakaze sunk by USN submarine Haddo

24 August 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Harder sunk by IJN Coast Defense Vessel No. 22 off Luzon

Japanese vessel Toan Maru sunk by USN submarine Sailfish

Japanese vessel No. 21 Kongo Maru sunk by Allied aircraft

25 August 1944
Philippine Islands
IJN destroyer Yunagi sunk by USN submarine Picuda

Japanese vessel Kotoku Maru sunk by USN submarine Picuda

Japanese vessel Batopaha Maru damaged by USN submarine Redfish and subsequently beached

27 August 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel No. 25 Nanshin Maru sunk by USN submarine Guitarro

USN submarine Stingray lands intelligence team and supplies on Luzon

30 August 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Narwhal lands intelligence team and supplies on Luzon

31 August 1944
Philippine Islands
IJN auxiliary minesweeper No. 20 Hinode Maru sunk by USN submarine Barb

Japanese vessel Okuni Maru sunk by USN submarine Barb

Japanese vessel Chiyoda Maru sunk by USN submarine Queenfish

IJN minelayer Shirataka sunk by USN submarine Sealion

USN submarine Redfin rescues survivors of submarine Flier and others from Palawan Island

1 September 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Narwhal lands intelligence team and supplies on Luzon

7 September 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Shinyo Maru, with 750 US POWs aboard, sunk by USN submarine Paddle

Japanese vessel No. 2 Eiyo Maru damaged by USN submarine Paddle and subsequently beached

8 September 1944
Sulu Sea
Japanese vessel Yanagigawa Maru sunk by USN submarine Bashaw

9 September 1944
Philippine Islands
USN Task Force 38 opens attacks against Japanese on Mindanao Island

Carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38 attack Japanese airfields and facilities on Mindanao Island

Japanese vessel Kuniyama Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Kurenai Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Mihara Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Taiyu Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Many Japanese motor sailboats and small vessels sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Many small vessels of Japanese coastal convoy sunk by cruiser Birmingham and four destroyers of USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Kuniyama Maru sunk by USN PBY aircraft

Japanese vessel Toyoka Maru sunk by USN submarine Queenfish

Japanese vessel Manshu Maru sunk by USN submarine Queenfish

10 September 1944
Philippine Islands
Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 continue attacking Japanese airfields and facilities on Mindanao Island

Japanese vessel No. 7 Unyo Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

12 September 1944
Philippine Islands
USN Task Force 38 opens attacks against Japanese installations and shipping in the Visaya Islands

Carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38 attack targets on and around Cebu Island

IJN gunboat Kiso Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

IJN auxiliary sub chaser Mogami Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

IJN auxiliary sub chaser No. 12 Kyo Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

IJN auxiliary minesweeper No. 18 Choun Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

IJN guardboat No. 97 Banshu Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

IJN guardboat No. 4 Fukuju Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

IJN auxiliary minesweeper Takao Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

IJN auxiliary sub chaser Nan-Ho Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

IJN motor torpedo boat Gyoraitei No. 483 sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

IJN sub chaser Ch-55 sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Korei Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Bugen Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Niechiei Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Keian Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Genkai Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Ayazono Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Toyo Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel No. 2 Shintai Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel No. 5 Shintai Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel No. 8 Shintai Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Miho Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Shiramine Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Oakita Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Rakuto Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel No. 2 Eiyo Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Chowa Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel No. 2 Fuku Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel No. 2 Hatafuku Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel No. 1 Izumo Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Kaiko Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Kiho Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Kito Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel No. 5 Kompira Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel No. 2 Nichinan Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Sanshu Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Seiko Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel No. 13 Shoyo Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel No. 3 Tosa Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

Japanese vessel Tenko Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN TF 38

13 September 1944
Philippine Islands
USN Task Groups 38.1, 38.2, and 38.3 -- with undisputed control of the air in the region -- conduct attacks against targets on and around Cebu Island, Negros Island, and Legaspi Island

14 September 1944
Philippine Islands
USN Task Groups 38.2 and 38.3 conduct attacks against targets on and around Panay Island and Negros Island

USN Task Group 38.1 conducts attacks against targets on and around Mindanao Island

Japanese vessel T-5 sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Group 38.1 in Davao Gulf

Three destroyers detached from USN Task Group 38.1 bombard Japanese installation on Cape San Augustin

Japanese vessel T-3 stranded on reef south of Mindanao Island

15 September 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel T-3 sunk by USN submarine Guavina

18 September 1944
Philippine Islands
IJN auxiliary gunboat Saigon Maru sunk by USN submarine Flasher

21 September 1944
Philippine Islands
USN Task Force 38 opens attacks against targets in and around southern Luzon

IJN destroyer Satsuki sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Kyokuto Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Sunosaki Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Okikawa Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel No. 2 Horai Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Norway Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Yozan Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel China Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Tsukubusan Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Niyo Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Hioki Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Risshun Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Rozan Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Nansei Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Yamabuki Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Toyofuko Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Wakashiro Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Eikyu Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Fukuei Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Amahi Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Soerbaja Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Yamakaze Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Toyofuku Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel No. 1 Ogura Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Kurakarta Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Yuki Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Shichiyo Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN Coast Defense Vessel No. 5 sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Katsuriki sunk by USN submarine Haddo

Japanese vessel Awaji Maru sunk by USN submarine Picuda

Japanese vessel Mizuho Maru sunk by USN submarine Redfish

22 September 1944
Philippine Islands
USN Task Force 38 continues attacks

IJN gunboat Onoshi Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN auxiliary sub chaser No. 16 Yusen Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN auxiliary sub chaser No. 7 Shonan Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN gunboat No. 1 Suzuya Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Eishin Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel No. 9 Hammei Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel No. 7 Takasago Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel No. 24 Nanshin Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Dakar Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Taishin Maru damaged by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 and run aground

23 September 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Narwhal lands supplies and team of 45 men on Mindanao Island

24 September 1944
Philippine Islands
USN Task Force 38 continues attacks

IJN torpedo boat Hayabusa sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN minelayer Yaeyama sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN sub chaser Ch-32 sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN sub chaser Ch-39 sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN auxiliary minesweeper Wa-7 sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Akitsushima sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Kyokusan Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Taiei Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Shinyo Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel No. 17 Fukuei Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel No. 2 Koshu Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Siberia Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Chuka Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Kenwa Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Okigawa Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

USN submarine Barbero bombards Japanese radar facility on Batag Island

25 September 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Nautilus lands supplies for guerrillas on Cebu Island, but runs aground while withdrawing

26 September 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Nautilus, aground off Cebu Island, pulls free

IJN minelayer Aotaka sunk by USN submarine Pargo

27 September 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Narwhal lands cargo and 3-man team on Mindanao Island

USN submarine Stingray lands cargo on Mindanao Island

Japanese vessel Tateishi Maru damaged by USN PBY aircraft and beached

29 September 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Narwhal evacuates from Mindanao Island 81 Allied POWs who survived sinking of Shinyo Maru

30 September 1944
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Nautilus lands supplies on Panay Island and takes aboard 47 evacuees

USN submarine Stingray lands three-man team and supplies on Mindanao Island

1 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Kyokuho Maru sunk by USN submarine Cabrilla

Japanese vessel Zuiyo Maru sunk by USN submarine Cabrilla

2 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Ryochi Maru sunk by US aircraft

Japanese vessel Havre Maru runs aground off Jolo

Japanese vessel Azuchisan Maru damaged by USN submarine Aspro

3 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Azuchisan Maru, previously damaged, sunk by USN submarine Aspro

Japanese vessel No. 14 Nanshin Maru sunk by US aircraft off Zamboanga

IJN guardboat No. 16 Tomi Maru runs aground off Mactan Island

4 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Taibin Maru sunk by USN submarine Flasher

Japanese vessel Tateishi Maru sunk by USN PBY aircraft in Jolo harbor

Japanese vessel Kigen Maru sunk by USN PBY aircraft in Jolo harbor

Japanese vessel Kiku Maru sunk by USN PBY aircraft in Jolo harbor

5 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Tatshuhiro Maru sunk by USN submarine Cod off Mindoro Island

6 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Hokurei Maru sunk by USN submarine Cabrilla off Luzon

Japanese vessel Akane Maru sunk by USN submarine Whale

IJN Coast Defense Vessel No. 21 sunk by USN submarine Seahorse

7 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Makassar Maru sunk by USN submarine Aspro

Japanese vessel No. 8 Shin'yo Maru sunk by USN submarine Cabrilla off Luzon

US FEAF attacks San Roque airfield and Zamboanga City on Mindanao Island and nearby shipping with 19 bombers and 39 fighters

8 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Kohoku Maru sunk by USN submarine Hoe off Luzon

10 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Ejiri Maru damaged by USN submarine Lapon off Luzon, subsequently runs aground and explodes

11 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Carrier-based aircraft from US Task Group 38.1 and 38.4 attack Japanese airfields and other installations on Luzon, flying more than 60 sorties

USN carrier-based aircraft claim 15 Japanese aircraft destroyed

Japanese vessel Hashu Maru sunk by USAAF aircraft off Tacloban, Leyte Island

US FEAF attacks targets on Mindanao Island overnight

12 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 attack Japanese airfields and other installations on Luzon and nearby shipping

Japanese vessel Toko Maru sunk by USN submarine Ray

14 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Nanrei Maru sunk by USN submarine Angler

Japanese vessel Fushimi Maru sunk by USN submarine Bonefish

Japanese vessel Eikyo Maru sunk by USN submarine Dace

Japanese vessel Nittetsu Maru sunk by USN submarine Dace

Carrier-based aircraft from US Task Group 38.4 attack Japanese airfields and other installations on Luzon

15 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Group 38.4 attack Japanese airfields and other installations around Manila on Luzon

USN aircraft carrier Franklin of Task Group 38.4 damaged by Japanese aircraft

16 October 1944
Philippine Islands
US FEAF attacks targets on Luzon Island

Japanese vessel No. 6 Take Maru sunk by US aircraft in the Sulu Archipelago

17 October 1944
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 38.4 attacks Japanese installations on Luzon

USN Task Group 78.3 lands US 6th Ranger Battalion on Suluan Island and Dinagat Island to destroy Japanese early warning installations

US FEAF attacks targets on Mindanao Island and Ilang Island with 74 aircraft

USN minesweeper YMS-70 sunk in storm off Leyte Island

USN submarine Narwhal lands supplies for guerrillas on Tawi Tawi Island

18 October 1944
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 38.1, Task Group 38.2, and Task Group 38.4 attack Japanese installations on Luzon and shipping in surrounding area

Japanese vessel Hoeisan Maru sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Urato Maru sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Tempi Maru sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

IJN auxiliary sub chaser Cha-95 sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Taiho Maru sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Hokurei Maru sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Hoten Maru sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Terukuni Maru sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Tsingtao Maru sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Shinko Maru sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

Japanese vessel T-135 sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

Japanese vessel T-136 sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

IJN minelayer Maeshima sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Yubari Maru sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Daikoku Maru sunk by USN aircraft

Japanese vessel No. 2 Gokuku Maru sunk by USN aircraft

Japanese vessel No. 8 Nankai Maru sunk by USN aircraft

Japanese vessel Rinkyo Maru sunk by USN aircraft

Japanese vessel Yoto Maru sunk by USN aircraft

Japanese vessel Zuin Maru sunk by USN aircraft

USN surface warships begin pre-invasion bombardment of Leyte Island

USN underwater demolition teams operating along Leyte Island landing beaches

US FEAF attacks targets along west coast of Mindanao Island

19 October 1944
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 38.1 and Task Group 38.4 attack Japanese installations on Luzon and shipping in surrounding area

Japanese vessel Belgium Maru sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Jogu Maru sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Toshikawa Maru sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Kurugane Maru sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Tsukubasan Maru sunk by USN carreri-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Urado Maru severely damaged by USN carrier-based aircraft and run aground

Japanese vessel Kosei Maru sunk by USN aircraft

Japanese vessel Kafuku Maru sunk by USN aircraft

Japanese vessel Koei Maru sunk by USN aircraft

Japanese vessel No. 8 Kanekichi Maru sunk by USN aircraft

Japanese vessel No. 11 Akita Maru sunk by USN aircraft

Japanese vessel No. 18 Taigyo Maru sunk by USN aircraft

USN surface warships continue pre-invasion bombardment of Leyte Island

USN destroyer Ross damaged by mine off Leyte Island

USN destroyer Aulick damaged by Japanese shore battery off Leyte Island

USN underwater demolition teams complete operations along Leyte Island landing beaches

USN submarine Narwhal lands supplies and personnel on Negros Island and embarks 20 evacuees

US FEAF attacks targets on Mindanao Island, Cebu Island, Bohol Island, and in the Sulu archipelago

20 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Supported by USN 3rd Fleet, USN 7th Fleet lands four divisions of General Krueger's US 6th Army on Leyte Island

USN escort carrier Sangamon damaged by Japanese aircraft off Leyte Island

USN light cruiser Honolulu damaged by Japanese aircraft off Leyte Island

USN destroyer Bennion damaged by Japanese shore batteries off Leyte Island

USN LST-452 damaged by Japanese shore batteries off Leyte Island

USN salvage vessel Preserver damaged by Japanese aircraft off Leyte Island

USN Task Group 78.2 lands 1st Cavalry Division of US X Corps on Leyte Island on northern flank around Tacloban airfield

USN Task Group 78.1 lands 24th Infantry Division of US X Corps on Leyte Island on northern flank around Tacloban airfield

USN Task Group 79.2 lands 96th Infantry Division of US XXIV Corps on Leyte Island on southern flank around Dulag

USN Task Group 79.1 lands 7th Infantry Division of US XXIV Corps on Leyte Island on southern flank around Dulag

21st Infantry Regiment of US 24th Infantry Division lands near Panaon Strait to the south of main landing beaches on Leyte Island

US FEAF attacks targets on Mindanao Island and Negros Island with 86 aircraft

21 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Group 38.2 attack Japanese installations and shipping around Panay Island, Cebu Island, Negros Island, and Masbate Island

IJN auxiliary minesweeper Wa-8 sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft

IJN auxiliary sub chaser Cha-15 sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Doko Maru sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft

RAN cruiser Australia damaged in Leyte Gulf by Japanese aircraft

US vessel Warhawk and LTS-269, LST-483, and LST-704 damaged off Leyte Island

Carrier-based aircraft of USN Task Group 77.4 fly 360 sorties in support of ground operations on Leyte Island

22 October 1944
Philippine Islands
US 6th Army expanding beachhead on Leyte Island with strong support from artillery, naval gunfire, and aircraft

Carrier-based aircraft of USN Task Group 77.4 fly 242 sorties in support of ground operations on Leyte Island

IJN auxiliary sub chaser Cha-15 sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft

US FEAF aircraft attack targets on Mindanao Island and Mactan Island, and shipping in the Sulu archipelago

Japanese vessel Ryuei Maru runs aground and sinks off Mindoro Island

23 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Carrier-based aircraft of USN Task Group 77.4 support ground operations on Leyte Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN heavy cruiser Aoba damaged by USN submarine Bream off Manila Bay and towed to Cavite by light cruiser Kinu

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Heavy cruiser Maya of IJN 1st Striking Force (Center Force) sunk by USN submarine Dace

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Heavy cruiser Atago, flagship of IJN 1st Striking Force, sunk by USN submarine Darter

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Heavy cruiser Takao of IJN 1st Striking Force damaged by USN submarine Darter

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN Northern Force advances from the north as a decoy to attract USN carrier groups

US FEAF aircraft attack shipping in the Sulu archipelago

USN submarine Nautilus landing supplies and personnel on Luzon Island

24 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Battle of Leyte Gulf: Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Group 38.2, Task Group 38.3, and Task Group 38.4 attack Kurita's IJN 1st Striking Force (Center Force) in the Sibuyan Sea

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Battleship Musashi of IJN 1st Striking Force sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Battleships Yamato and Nagato, heavy cruisers Mogami and Tone, and destroyers Kiyoshimo, Fujinami, and Uranami of IJN 1st Striking Force damaged by USN carrier-based aircraft

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN destroyer Wakaba sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN battleships Fuso and Yamashiro and light cruiser Kinu damaged by USN carrier-based aircraft

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Japanese vessel Fuyukawa Maru sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Light aircraft carrier Princeton of USN Task Group 38.2 damged by Japanese aircraft

Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN light cruiser Birmingham and destroyers Morrison, Gatling, and Irwin damaged while attempting to assist Princeton

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Princeton severely damaged by massive explosion and scuttled by USN light cruiser Reno and destroyer Irwin

Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN fighter pilot Commander David McCampbell intercepts Japanese aircraft attacking US warships and claims nine enemy aircraft downed

Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN destroyer Leutze, oiler Ashtabula, freighter David Dudley Field, LST-552, and LCI(L)-1065 damaged by Japanese aircraft off Leyte beaches

Battle of Leyte Gulf: US vessel Augustus Thomas heavily damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte and beached

Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN tug Sonoma sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Admiral Halsey orders USN Task Force 38 to move northward to attack IJN Main Force (Northern Force) with carrier-based aircraft, thus uncovering USN 7th Fleet

Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN recon fails to spot Kurita's IJN 1st Striking Force as it moves through San Bernadino Strait overnight to attack US invasion forces in Leyte Gulf

US FEAF aircraft attack Buayoan airfield on Mindanao Island and shipping in nearby waters

USN submarine Nautilus completes landing of supplies and personnel on Luzon Island

USN submarine Darter runs aground and scuttled

IJN submarine I-54 sunk by USN destroyer escort Richard M. Rowell

25 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN Task Group 77.2, Task Group 77.3, and Task Group 70.1 attack Nishimura's IJN Southern Force at Surigao Strait

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN light cruiser Abukuma damaged by USN PT-137 at Surigao Strait

Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN PT-493 sunk by IJN gunfire at Surigao Strait

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN destroyer Yamagumo sunk by USN destroyer McDermut at Surigao Strait

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN destroyers Asagumo and Michisio damaged by USN destroyer McDermut at Surigao Strait

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN destroyer Asagumo sunk by USN light cruiser Denver at Surigao Strait

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN destroyer Michisio sunk by USN destroyer Hutchins at Surigao Strait

Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN destroyer Albert W. Grant damaged by friendly and enemy gunfire at Surigao Strait

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN battleship Fuso sunk at Surigao Strait

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN battleship Yamashiro sunk at Surigao Strait

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN heavy cruiser Mogami severely damaged at Surigao Strait

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN destroyer Shigure damaged at Surigao Strait

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Kurita's IJN 1st Striking Force (Center Force) emerges from undefended San Bernardino Strait at 0300 and attacks USN Task Group 77.4 off Samar Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN destroyer Hoel sunk by IJN 1st Striking Force off Samar Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN destroyer Johnston sunk by IJN 1st Striking Force off Samar Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN destroyer escort Samuel B. Roberts sunk by IJN 1st Striking Force off Samar Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN destroyer Heermann and destroyer escort Dennis damaged by IJN 1st Striking Force off Samar Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Heavy cruiser Kumano and light cruiser Yahagi of IJN 1st Striking Force damaged by USN destroyer Johnston off Samar Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN escort carrier Gambier Bay sunk by IJN 1st Striking Force off Samar Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN escort carriers Fanshaw Bay and Kalinin Bay damaged by IJN 1st Striking Force off Samar Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN battleships Kongo and Yamato and heavy cruisers Chikuma, Chokai, Haguro, and Suzuya damaged by USN carrier-based aircraft of Samar Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN escort carriers Suwanee and Santee damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Samar Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN escort carrier Santee damaged by IJN submarine I-56 off Samar Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN escort carriers Kalinin Bay and Kitkun Bay damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Samar Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN escort carrier St Lo sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Samar Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN battleships Yamato and Nagato and heavy cruiser Myoko damaged by USN carrier-based aircraft

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN battleship Haruna damaged by USN carrier-based aircraft off Samar Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN heavy cruiser Chikuma severely damaged by USN carrier-based aircraft off Samar Island and sunk (or possibly scuttled)

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN heavy cruiser Suzuya severely damaged by USN carrier-based aircraft off Samar Island and sunk (or possibly scuttled)

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN heavy cruiser Chokai severely damaged by USN carrier-based aircraft off Samar Island and scuttled

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN heavy cruiser Mogami, already severely damaged, further damaged by USN carrier-based aircraft off Samar Island and scuttled

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN heavy cruiser Tone damaged by USN carrier-based aircraft off Samar Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Kurita's IJN 1st Striking Force breaks off attacks against USN escort carriers and destroyers at 0911 and slowly attempts to regain formation and withdraw

Battle of Leyte Gulf: At dawn, Ozawa's IJN Main Force (Northern Force) launches 75 aircraft against USN 3rd Fleet without success, with most shot down

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Carrier-based aircraft of USN 3rd Fleet attack IJN Main Force (Northern Force) off Cape Engano, Luzon

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Aircraft carrier Zuikaku of IJN Main Force sunk by carrier-based aircraft of USN 3rd Fleet off Cape Engano, Luzon

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Aircraft carrier Chitose of IJN Main Force sunk by carrier-based aircraft of USN 3rd Fleet off Cape Engano, Luzon

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Aircraft carrier Chiyoda of IJN Main Force sunk by carrier-based aircraft and surface warships of USN 3rd Fleet off Cape Engano, Luzon

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Aircraft carrier Zuiho of IJN Main Force sunk by carrier-based aircraft of USN 3rd Fleet off Cape Engano, Luzon

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN light cruiser Tama damaged by USN carrier-based aircraft

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN light cruiser Tama, already damaged by USN carrier-based aircraft, sunk by USN submarine Jallao off Luzon

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Destroyer Hatsuzuki of IJN Main Force sunk by cruisers and destroyers of USN 3rd Fleet off Cape Engano, Luzon

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Destroyer Akizuki of IJN Main Force sunk by USN submarine Halibut (or possibly by USN aircraft) off Cape Engano, Luzon

Carrier-based aircraft of USN Task Group 77.4 fly 102 sorties in support of ground operations on Leyte Island

US FEAF aircraft unsuccessfully attack IJN warships off Mindanao Island with 56 bombers

26 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Battle of Leyte Gulf: USN warships and aircraft mop up as IJN forces withdraw from the battle

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN light cruiser Kinu sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft off Panay Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN destroyer Uranami sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft off Panay Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN destroyer Hayashim severely damaged by USN carrier-based aircraft and run aground off Semirara Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN light cruiser Noshiro sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft off Panay Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Japanese vessel T-102 sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN heavy cruiser Kumano and destroyer Okinami damaged by USN carrier-based aircraft

Battle of Leyte Gulf: Japanese vessel No. 31 Nanshin Maru sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft off Palawan Island

Battle of Leyte Gulf: IJN destroyer Nowaki sunk by USN light cruisers and destroyers off Luzon

Japanese vessel Taishu Maru sunk by USN submarine Drum off Luzon

Japanese vessel Taihaku Maru sunk by USN submarine Drum off Luzon

Japanese vessel Taiyo Maru sunk by USN submarine Icefish off Luzon

Japanese vessel No. 7 Takasago Maru sunk by USN submarine Rock

Aircraft from USN escort carriers conduct support missions for ground forces on Leyte Island

US FEAF aircraft attack IJN warships

IJN light cruiser Abukuma sunk by US FEAF aircraft off Negros Island

IJN battleship Haruna damaged by US FEAF aircraft

27 October 1944
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 38.3 and Task Group 38.4 attack Japanese installations and shipping

IJN destroyer Fujinami sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft

IJN destroyer Shiranui sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft

US vessel Benjamin Ide Wheeler damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

Japanese vessel Nichiho Maru sunk by USN submarine Bergall

Japanese vessel Itsukushima Maru sunk by USN submarine Bergall (but also claimed by aircraft on 29 October)

IJN guardboat No. 3 Kyoei Maru driven ashore by USN submarine Cero

USN submarine Nautilus lands supplies and personnel on Luzon Island

Japanese vessel Kyoei Maru sunk by USN PT boats

Japanese vessel Senshin Maru sunk by US FEAF aircraft

Due to limited USAAF strength based at Tacloban on Leyte, USN Task Group 38.3 begins flying air support missions for US ground forces on the island

US FEAF fighters attack Japanese shipping off Cebu Island

Eleven IJN submarines deploying in waters around Leyte Island

28 October 1944
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 38.4 replaces Task Group 38.3 supporting US ground forces on Leyte Island

USN Task Group 38.4 attacks Japanese shipping off Cebu Island

Unsuccessful Japanese attack against USN Task Group 38.4 off Leyte Island with 44 aircraft, of which 13 downed at cost of four US fighters

USN light cruiser Denver damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island

USN destroyer Eversole sunk by IJN submarine I-45 off Leyte Island

IJN submarine I-45 sunk by USN destroyer escort Whitehurst

IJN submarine I-54 sunk by USN destroyers Helm and Gridley and carrier-based aircraft

IJN submarine I-46 lost approximately this date, probably sunk by USN destroyer Helm

29 October 1944
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 38.2 attacks Japanese installations and shipping around Manila and Manila Bay, claiming more than 80 Japanese aircraft destroyed in the air and on the ground at cost of 11 US planes

IJN heavy cruiser Nachi damaged by USN carrier-based aircraft in Manila Bay

IJN guardboat No. 3 Kyoei Maru sunk off Luzon, probably by USN carrier-based aircraft

Aircraft carrier Intrepid of USN Task Group 38.2 damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

30 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 protect beachhead on Leyte Island

USN aircraft carrier Franklin damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN light aircraft carrier Belleau Wood damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

31 October 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Komei Maru sunk by USN submarine Guitarro off Luzon

Japanese vessel Pacific Maru sunk by USN submarine Guitarro off Luzon

IJN auxiliary sub chaser Uruppu Maru sunk by Allied aircraft off Mindoro Island

1 November 1944
Philippine Islands
Approximately 2000 Japanese reinforcements land at Ormoc on Leyte Island

USN destroyer Abner Read sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN destroyers Anderson, Claxton, and Ammen damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN destroyers Bush and Killen damaged by Japanese aircraft

US FEAF aircraft attack shipping in the Sulu Archipelago

Japanese vessel Itsukushima Maru sunk by USN aircraft off Tawi Tawi Island

Japanese vessel Asama Maru sunk by USN submarine Atule

Japanese vessel Caroline Maru sunk by USN submarine Blackfin

Japanese vessel No. 12 Unkai Maru sunk by USN submarine Blackfin

USN submarine Ray lands three men and supplies on Mindoro Island and evacuates two aviators and three escaped POWs

2 November 1944
Philippine Islands
Elements of Japanese 1st Infantry Division and 102nd Infantry Division land at Ormoc Bay, Leyte Island

US 13th Air Force aircraft attack Japanese reinforcement convoy unloading troops at Ormoc Bay

Japanese vessel Noto Maru sunk by US 13th Air Force aircraft at Ormoc Bay

USN submarine Cero lands 14-man team and supplies on Luzon Island and evacuates two aviators and two other Americans

3 November 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese aircraft attack US warships and shipping off Leyte Island

USN vessel Matthew P. Deady damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN light cruiser Reno torpedoed and damaged by IJN submarine I-41 off Leyte

4 November 1944
Philippine Islands
USN vessel Cape Constance damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte

USN vessel Frank J. Cuhel damaged by Japanese aircraft off Leyte

Japanese vessel Kagu Maru sunk by USN submarines Bream, Guitarro, and Ray

IJN destroyer Harukaze damaged by USN submarine Sailfish and towed to port

5 November 1944
Philippine Islands
Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 attack aircraft, airfields, and shipping on and around Luzon Island

IJN cruiser Nachi sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN patrol boat No. 107 sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN destroyer Akebono, escort destroyer Okinawa, and other vessels damaged by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

USN carrier Lexington damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN PT-320 damaged by Japanese aircraft off Leyte

Japanese vessel T-112 runs aground

6 November 1944
Philippine Islands
Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 attack aircraft, airfields, and shipping on and around Luzon Island

Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 claim destruction of more than 400 Japanese aircraft in two days of attacks

Japanese vessel T-139 sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Marifu Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN cruiser Kumano damaged by USN submarine Ray and towed to port

8 November 1944
Philippine Islands
IJN torpedo boat Sagi sunk by USN submarine Gunnel off Luzon

Japanese vessel Manei Maru sunk by USN submarine Hardhead

USN submarine Growler sunk off Mindoro Island, probably by IJN destroyer Shigure

9 November 1944
Philippine Islands
On Leyte Island, 2000 troops of 26th Infantry Division land at Ormoc Bay to reinforce Japanese 35th Army

USN PT boats attack Japanese convoy at Ormoc Bay, Leyte Island

US FEAF aircraft attack Japanese convoy in Ormoc Bay

IJN escorts Okinawa and Shimushu damaged by USAAF aircraft at Ormoc Bay

Japanese vessel No. 2 Hishi Maru sunk by USN submarine Haddo

10 November 1944
Philippine Islands
US 13th Air Force aircraft attack Japanese convoy at Ormoc Bay

Japanese vessel Kashii Maru sunk by US 13th Air Force aircraft at Ormoc Bay

Japanese vessel Takatsu Maru sunk by US 13th Air Force aircraft at Ormoc Bay

IJN destroyer Akishimo, Coast Defense Vessel No. 13, and transport Kika Maru damaged by US 13th Air Force aircraft at Ormoc Bay

IJN Coast Defense Vessel No. 11 driven aground by US 13th Air Force aircraft at Ormoc Bay and scuttled

USN PT-321 scuttled after grounding off Leyte Island

Japanese vessel Celebes Maru runs aground off Luzon Island

11 November 1944
Philippine Islands
Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 attack Japanese reinforcement convoy at Ormoc Bay, Leyte Island, conducting more than 300 sorties

IJN destroyer Hamanami sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 at Ormoc Bay, Leyte Island

IJN destroyer Naganami sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 at Ormoc Bay, Leyte Island

IJN destroyer Shimakaze sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 at Ormoc Bay, Leyte Island

IJN destroyer Wakatsuki sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 at Ormoc Bay, Leyte Island

IJN minesweeper W-30 sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 at Ormoc Bay, Leyte Island

Japanese vessel Mikasa Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 at Ormoc Bay, Leyte Island

Japanese vessel Seiho Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 at Ormoc Bay, Leyte Island

Japanese vessel Tensho Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 at Ormoc Bay, Leyte Island

Japanese vessel Taizan Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 at Ormoc Bay, Leyte Island

US FEAF aircraft attack targets on Leyte Island and nearby shipping

12 November 1944
Philippine Islands
USN repair ships Egeria and Achilles damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island

US vessel Leonidas Merritt damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island

US vessel Thomas Nelson damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island with 133 troops killed

US vessel Jeremiah M. Daily damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island with 100 troops killed

US vessel William A. Coulter damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island

US vessel Morrison R. Waite damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island with 21 troops killed

US vessel Alexander Major damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island

US FEAF aircraft attack Japanese shipping around Leyte Island

Japanese vessel Atsuta Maru sunk by USN PB4Y aircraft

13 November 1944
Philippine Islands
Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 attack airfields on Luzon Island and shipping in nearby waters

IJN light cruiser Kiso sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN destroyer Hatsuharu sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN destroyer Okinami sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN auxiliary sub chaser Cha-116 sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Eiwa Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Kinka Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Kakogawa Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Sekiho Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Teiyo Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Taitoku Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Hatsu Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Seiwa Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Shinkoku Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN destroyer Akebono sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN destroyer Akishimo sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Ondo sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN guardboat Daito Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Heian Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

14 November 1944
Philippine Islands
Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 attack airfields on Luzon Island and shipping in nearby waters

Japanese vessel Tatsura Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel No. 5 Horai Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Hatsu Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Aoki Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Yukihisa Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Ayagiri Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

US FEAF aircraft attack targets on Leyte Island and nearby Japanese shipping

Japanese vessel No. 5 Unkai Maru sunk by USN submarine Raton

IJN Coast Defense Vessel No. 7 sunk by USN submarine Ray

15 November 1944
Philippine Islands
US FEAF aircraft attack Japanese shipping off Leyte Island

Japanese vessel Kurasaki sunk by USN submarine Batfish

Japanese vessel Yutaka Maru sunk by USN submarine Guavina

17 November 1944
Philippine Islands
US vessel Alpine damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island

US vessel Benjamin Ide Wheeler damaged by Japanese aircraft off Leyte Island

Japanese vessel Jinko Maru sunk by USAAF aircraft

Japanese vessel No. 3 Yawata Maru sunk by USAAF aircraft

IJN submarine I-26 sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Seian Maru runs aground

18 November 1944
Philippine Islands
US vessel Gilbert Stuart damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island

IJN submarine I-41 sunk by USN destroyer escort Lawrence C. Taylor and aircraft from escort carrier Anzio

USN submarine Blackfin picks up intelligence material on Mindoro Island

19 November 1944
Philippine Islands
US vessel Alcoa Pioneer damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island

Norwegian vessel General Fleischer damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island

US vessel Cape Romano damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island

Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 attack targets on and around Luzon Island

Japanese vessel Esashi Maru sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft

Japanese vessel No. 8 Kyoun Maru sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft

Japanese vessel Seian Maru sunk by US aircraft

IJN sub chaser Ch-36 sunk by US aircraft

IJN light cruiser Isuzu damaged by USN submarine Hake

22 November 1944
Philippine Islands
IJN auxiliary sub chaser Cha-82 sunk by US aircraft

Japanese vessel T-151 sunk by USN submarine Besugo

23 November 1944
Philippine Islands
US vessel James O'Hara damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island

US vessel Gus W. Darnell damaged by Japanese aircraft, beached, and subsequently written off

USN submarine Gar lands teams and supplies on Luzon and Mindoro Island

24 November 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese aircraft attack Tacloban airfield on Leyte Island and US shipping in nearby waters

IJN sub chaser Ch-46 sunk by US 13th Air Force aircraft

Japanese vessels T-111, T-141, and T-160 sunk by US 13th Air Force aircraft

25 November 1944
Philippine Islands
Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 attack Japanese shipping off Luzon Island

IJN heavy cruiser Kumano sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

IJN coast defense ship Yasohima (ex Chinese Ping Hai) sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessels T-6, T-10, T-112, T-142, and T-161 sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel No. 6 Manei Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

USN carriers Essex, Intrepid, and Hancock damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN light carrier Cabot damaged by Japanese aircraft

USN light carrier Independence damaged by crash of friendly aircraft

Six IJN submarines unsuccessfully attempt to attack USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel Santos Maru sunk by USN submarine Atule

IJN Coast Defense Vessel No. 38 sunk by USN submarine Hardhead

IJN patrol boat No. 38 sunk by USN submarine Pomfret

Japanese vessel Shoho Maru sunk by USN submarine Pomfret

27 November 1944
Philippine Islands
USN destroyers bombard Japanese positions around Ormoc Bay on Leyte Island

USN sub chaser SV-744 sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island

USN battleship Colorado and light cruisers St Louis and Montpelier damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island

28 November 1944
Philippine Islands
USN destroyers bombard Japanese positions along Ormoc Bay on Leyte Island

IJN submarine I-46 sunk by USN destroyers Saufley, Waller, Pringle, and Renshaw

29 November 1944
Philippine Islands
USN battleship Maryland and destroyers Saufley and Aulick damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

IJN Patrol Boat No. 105 sunk by USN PT-127 in Ormoc Bay

IJN auxiliary minelayer Kusentai No. 105 sunk by USN PT-128 and PT-191 in Ormoc Bay

IJN sub chaser Ch-45 sunk by US 13th Air Force aircraft

Japanese vessel Shinetsu Maru sunk by US 13th Air Force aircraft

Japanese vessel Shinsho Maru sunk by US 13th Air Force aircraft

2 December 1944
Philippine Islands
Four destroyers of USN Destroyer Division 44 bombard Japanese positions on Leyte Island

Japanese vessel Kosei Maru sunk by USAAF aircraft

USN submarine Gunnel evacuates eleven downed US airmen from Palawan Island

3 December 1944
Philippine Islands
Three destroyers of USN Destroyer Division 120 operating in Ormoc Bay engage IJN warships, aircraft, and shore batteries

USN destroyer Cooper sunk in Ormoc Bay

USN destroyers Moale and Allen M. Sumner damaged in Ormoc Bay

IJN destroyer escort Kuwa sunk by USN destroyers in Ormoc Bay

IJN destroyer escort Tate damaged by USN destroyers in Ormoc Bay

5 December 1944
Philippine Islands
USN destroyers Drayton and Mugford damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte island

USN LST-23 and LSM-20 damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte island

US vessel Marcus Daly damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte island

US vessel Antoine Saugraine severely damaged by Japanese aircraft off Leyte island

USN submarine Hake evacuates downed US airmen from Panay Island

6 December 1944
Philippine Islands
US FEAF aircraft attack airfields on Negros Island and Mindanao Island as well as shipping in nearby waters

Japanese vessel Shinto Maru sunk by US aircraft off Luzon Island

USN submarines Segundo, Trepang, and Razorback attack a Japanese convoy and damage six vessels, three of which subsequently sink

7 December 1944
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 78.3 lands US 77th Infantry Division at Deposito along Ormoc Bay on Leyte Island

USN destroyer Mahan severely damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft at Ormoc Bay and scuttled

USN destroyer Lamson damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft at Ormoc Bay

USN transport Ward severely damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft at Ormoc Bay and scuttled

USN transport Liddle damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft at Ormoc Bay

USN LST-737, LSM-18, and LSM-19 damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft at Ormoc Bay

USN LSM-318 sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft at Ormoc Bay

US vessel Antoine Saugraine, already damaged, sunk by Japanese aircraft off Leyte island

US aircraft intercept IJN convoy as it attempts to land Japanese regiment near Ormoc on Leyte Island

Japanese vessel T-11 sunk by USAAF and USMC aircraft off Leyte Island

Japanese vessel Akagisan Maru sunk by USAAF and USMC aircraft off Leyte Island

Japanese vessel No. 5 Shinsei Maru sunk by USAAF and USMC aircraft off Leyte Island

Japanese vessel Hakuba Maru sunk by USAAF and USMC aircraft off Leyte Island

Japanese vessel Nichiyo Maru sunk by USAAF and USMC aircraft off Leyte Island

IJN destroyer escorts Ume and Sugi damaged by USAAF and USMC aircraft off Leyte Island

Japanese vessel Yasukuni Maru, previously damaged, runs aground and written off

Japanese vessel Jinyo Maru, previously damaged, sinks

Japanese vessel Fukuyo Maru, previously damaged, sinks

Japanese vessel Kanjo Maru sunk by USN submarine Razorback

Japanese vessel No. 31 Banshu Maru sunk by USN submarine Trepang

8 December 1944
Philippine Islands
IJN midget sub Ha-81 unsuccessfully attacks USN warships and shipping in Ormoc Bay

9 December 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese reinforcements land at Palompon on Leyte Island

10 December 1944
Philippine Islands
USN destroyer Hughes damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island

USN PT-323 damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island, beached, and abandoned

USN LCT-1075 sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island

US vessel William S. Ladd damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island and abandoned

US vessel Marcus Daly damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island

11 December 1944
Philippine Islands
USN destroyer Reid sunk by Japanese aircraft off Leyte Island

US FEAF and USMC aircraft attack ground targets and Japanese shipping

Japanese vessel Mino Maru sunk by USMC aircraft off Leyte Island

Japanese vessel Tasmania Maru sunk by USMC aircraft off Leyte Island

Japanese vessel Shonan Maru sunk by USN PB4Y aircraft

USN submarine Gar delivers supplies to guerrillas on Luzon Island and picks up intelligence materials

12 December 1944
Philippine Islands
USMC aircraft attack Japanese reinforcement convoy

IJN destroyer Yuzuki sunk by US aircraft off Cebu Island

Japanese vessel T-159 sunk by US aircraft off Camotes Island

Japanese aircraft attempt to attack US convoy in Ormoc Bay but they are intercepted by USMC fighters and driven off with 11 claimed downed

USN destroyer Caldwell damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island

IJN destroyer Uzuki sunk by USN PT-490 and PT-492 off Leyte Island

13 December 1944
Philippine Islands
USN light cruiser Nashville damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft, with heavy casualties among command staff for Mindoro landing

USN destroyer Haraden damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

Aircraft from US 7th Fleet escort carriers attack targets on Mindoro Island

14 December 1944
Philippine Islands
Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 attack airfields on Luzon and shipping in adjacent waters

Japanese vessel T-109 sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft off Vigan Island

RAAF Catalina aircraft conduct minelaying operations in Manila Bay

IJN Coast Defense Vessel No. 28 sunk by USN submarine Blenny off Luzon Island

IJN guardboat No. 5 Taisho Maru sunk by USN submarine Blenny off Luzon Island

15 December 1944
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 78.3 lands US 6th Army forces on Mindoro Island

Elements of US 24th Infantry Division plus 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment land around San Agustin on Mindoro Island and push inland, capturing airstrip and village of San Jose

Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 attack airfields on Luzon and shipping in adjacent waters

Japanese vessel T-106 sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft off Luzon Island

IJN Coast Defense Vessel No. 54 sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft off Luzon Island

USN escort carrier Marcus Island damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Mindoro Island

USN destroyers Howorth and Paul Hamilton damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Mindoro Island

USN PT-223 damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Mindoro Island

USN LST-472 and LST-738 damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Mindoro Island and scuttled

IJN destroyer Momo sunk by USN submarine Hawkbill off Luzon Island

16 December 1944
Philippine Islands
Carrier-based aircraft of USN Task Group 77.12 attack targets throughout the islands and support ground operations on Mindoro Island

Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 attack airfields on Luzon and shipping in adjacent waters

Japanese vessel Oryoku Maru, carrying more than 1600 Allied POWs, sunk by USN carrier-based aircraft in Subic Bay

18 December 1944
Philippine Islands
IJN midget sub Ha-76 unsuccessfully attacks USN warships and shipping off Mindoro Island

21 December 1944
Philippine Islands
USN LST-460 and LST-749 sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Mindoro Island

USN destroyer Foote damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Mindoro Island

US vessel Juan de Fuca damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Panay Island

22 December 1944
Philippine Islands
USN destroyer Bryant damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Mindoro Island

23 December 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel Kenzui Maru sunk by USN submarine Blenny off Luzon Island

25 December 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel T-113 sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

26 December 1944
Philippine Islands
IJN force with heavy cruiser Ashigara, light cruiser Oyoda, three destroyers, and three destroyer escorts bombards US beachhead on Mindoro Island

USAAF and USN aircraft attack IJN bombardment force off Mindoro, damaging all of them except one escort

USN PT boats attack IJN bombardment force off Mindoro Island

USN PT-77 damaged while attacking IJN bombardment force

IJN destroyer Kiyoshimo sunk by USN PT-223

USN vessel James H. Breasted damaged by shellfire and friendly aircraft, set ablaze, and subsequently written off

27 December 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese aircraft attack US beachhead on Mindoro Island and nearby shipping

28 December 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese aircraft attack USN Task Group 77.11 en route to Mindoro Island

Japanese aircraft attack US beachhead on Mindoro Island and nearby shipping

USN LST-750 damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft and subsequently scuttled

US vessel William Sharon severely damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft and abandoned but subsequently towed to Leyte Island

US vessel John Burke destroyed by Japanese kamikaze aircraft in a huge explosion, killing everyone on board

29 December 1944
Philippine Islands
Japanese aircraft attack US beachhead on Mindoro Island and nearby shipping

Japanese aircraft continue to attack USN Task Group 77.11 en route to Mindoro Island

30 December 1944
Philippine Islands
US 5th Air Force aircraft attack Japanese convoy

IJN Coast Defense Vessel No. 20 sunk by US 5th Air Force aircraft

IJN sub chaser Ch-18 sunk by US 5th Air Force aircraft

Japanese vessel Aobasan Maru sunk by US 5th Air Force aircraft

Japanese vessel Muroran Maru sunk by US 5th Air Force aircraft

Japanese vessel Teikai Maru sunk by US 5th Air Force aircraft

Japanese aircraft attack US beachhead on Mindoro Island and nearby shipping

USN destroyers Pringle and Gansevoort and PT tender Orestes damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

US vessel Hobart Baker sunk by Japanese aircraft

USN auxiliary Porcupine severely damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft and scuttled

31 December 1944
Philippine Islands
US vessel Juan de Fuca, already damaged, hit again by Japanese aircraft and run aground

1 January 1945
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel No. 7 Taiko Maru sunk by USAAF aircraft off Masinloc

Japanese vessel No. 3 Taiwan Maru sunk by USAAF aircraft off Masinloc

US vessel John M. Clayton damaged by Japanese aircraft off Mindoro Island

USN submarine Stingray lands supplies for guerrilla forces on Tawi Tawi Island

2 January 1945
Philippine Islands
Japanese Coast Defense Vessel No. 138 sunk by US FEAF aircraft off Luzon Island

Japanese vessel Meiryu Maru sunk by US FEAF aircraft off Luzon Island

Japanese vessel Shirokawa Maru sunk by US FEAF aircraft off Luzon Island

Japanese vessel Taishin Maru sunk by US FEAF aircraft off Luzon Island

Japanese vessel Hakka Maru sunk by US FEAF aircraft off Luzon Island

Japanese vessel Hishikata Maru sunk by US FEAF aircraft off Luzon Island

Japanese vessel Koryu Maru sunk by US FEAF aircraft off Luzon Island

3 January 1945
Philippine Islands
IJN auxiliary sub chaser Cha-10 sunk by US FEAF aircraft off Mindanao Island

USN oiler Cowanesque damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft in Surigao Strait

USN motor minesweeper YMS-53 damaged by Japanese aircraft in Surigao Strait

USN escort carrier Sargent Bay and destroyer escort Robert F. Keller damaged in accidental collision

4 January 1945
Philippine Islands
IJN sub chasers Ch-17, Ch-18, Ch-23, Ch-37, and Ch-38 damaged by US FEAF aircraft off Luzon Island

USN escort carrier Ommaney Bay severely damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN destroyer Bell damaged in accidental collision with escort carrier Ommaney Bay

USN escort carrier Ommaney Bay scuttled by USN destroyer Burns

US vessel Lewis L. Dyche, loaded with bombs and fuses, disintegrates when hit by Japanese kamikaze aircraft, killing all hands

USN oiler Pecos and minelayer Monadnock damaged by explosion of Lewis L. Dyche

USN seaplane tender Half Moon damaged by Japanese aircraft

5 January 1945
Philippine Islands
USN heavy cruiser Louisville damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN destroyer Helm damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN escort carrier Manilia Bay damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN escort carrier Savo Island damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN destroyer escort Stafford damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN LCI(G)-70 damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN seaplane tender Orca damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN fleet tug Apache damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

RAN heavy cruiser Australia damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

RAN destroyer Arunta damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

IJN destroyer escort Momi sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Group 77.4 off Manila Bay

IJN destroyer escorts Hinoki and Sugi damaged by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Group 77.4 off Manila Bay

IJN cargo submarine YU-3 scuttled in Lingayen Gulf

USN destroyer escort Edwin A. Howard damaged in accidental collision with Leland E. Thomas

USN minelayer Monadnock runs aground off Ilin Island

6 January 1945
Philippine Islands
USN battleships New Mexico and California damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN heavy cruiser Louisville damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN light cruiser Columbia damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN destroyers Newcomb, Richard P. Leary, O'Brien, Walke, and Allen M. Sumner damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN minesweeper Long sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN minesweeper Southard damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN transport Brooks damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft and subsequently written off

USN destroyer Lowry damaged by friendly fire

Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38 attack airfields on Luzon and Japanese shipping in nearby waters

Japanese vessel Kyodo Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel No. 1 Nanko Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel No. 8 Iyasaka Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel No. 6 Kyoei Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel No. 10 Nanshin Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel No. 10 Kyoei Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

Japanese vessel No. 3 Kyoei Maru sunk by carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Force 38

7 January 1945
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 77.2 begins bombardment of Japanese installations around Lingayen Gulf

USN underwater demolition teams clearing obstacles from landing beaches in Lingayen Gulf

Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Group 77.4 begin attacking Japanese installations around Lingayen Gulf

USN minesweeper Hovey sunk by Japanese aircraft

USN minesweeper Palmer sunk by Japanese aircraft

USN transport Callaway damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN LST-912 damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

IJN destroyer Hinoki sunk by USN destroyers Charles Ausburne, Braine, Russell, and Shaw in the last USN surface engagement of the Pacific war

8 January 1945
Philippine Islands
USN escort carriers Kitkun Bay and Kadashan Bay damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

RAN heavy cruiser Australia damaged again by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

9 January 1945
Philippine Islands
Operation Mike 1: USN Task Force 77 lands US 6th Army along Lingayen Gulf on Luzon Island

Operation Mike 1: USN Task Force 78 lands 6th Infantry Division and 43rd Infantry Division of I Corps around San Fabian on Luzon

Operation Mike 1: USN Task Force 79 lands 37th Infantry Division and 40th Infantry Division of XIV Corps around Lingayen village on Luzon

Operation Mike 1: USN Task Group 77.2 provides naval gunfire support for US 6th Army at Lingayen Gulf

Operation Mike 1: Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Group 77.3 provide air support for US 6th Army at Lingayen Gulf

XIV Corps of US 6th Army encounters minimal opposition and pushes inland between Calasiao and Port Sual

I Corps of US 6th Army encounters heavier opposition and makes limited progress

USN battleship Mississippi damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft at Lingayen Gulf

USN light cruiser Columbia damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft at Lingayen Gulf

USN destroyer escort Hodges damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft at Lingayen Gulf

RAN heavy cruiser Australia damaged again by Japanese kamikaze aircraft at Lingayen Gulf

USN battleship Colorado damaged by friendly fire at Lingayen Gulf

USN transport War Hawk damaged by Japanese demolition craft at Lingayen Gulf

USN LST-925 and LST-1028 damaged by Japanese demolition craft at Lingayen Gulf

10 January 1945
Philippine Islands
USN LCI(M)-974 sunk by Japanese demolition craft at Lingayen Gulf

USN LCI(G)-365 sunk by Japanese demolition craft at Lingayen Gulf

USN LST-610, transport War Hawk, and destroyers Robinson and Philip damaged by Japanese demolition craft at Lingayen Gulf

USN destroyer escort Leray Wilson damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft at Lingayen Gulf

USN transport Dupage damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft at Lingayen Gulf

USN destroyer Wickes damaged by Japanese aircraft at Lingayen Gulf

USN transport Clemson damaged in two separate incidents of accidental collision during the day

USN oilers Guadalupe and Nantahala damaged in accidental collision

USN LST-567 and LST-610 damaged in accidental collision

11 January 1945
Philippine Islands
USN transport Belknap damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Luzon Island and subsequently written off

USN LST-270 and LST-918 damaged off Luzon Island by Japanese shore battery

USN LST-700 damaged by friendly fire off Luzon Island

IJN auxiliary minesweeper Wa-10 sunk by USN destroyers

IJN auxiliary minesweeper No. 56 Banshu Maru and auxiliary sub chaser Hakuyo Maru scuttled as blockships at Manila Bay

12 January 1945
Philippine Islands
USN destroyers Gilligan and Richard W. Suesens damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN transport Zeilin damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN LST-700 damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

US vessels Elmira Victory, Otis Skinner, Edward M. Westcott, Kyle V. Johnson (with more than 100 troops killed), and David Dudley Field damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

USN transport Sands, LST-710, and LST-778 damaged by friendly fire

13 January 1945
Philippine Islands
USN escort carrier Salamaua damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft

14 January 1945
Philippine Islands
US 8th Army sends detachment to secure Camotes Islands

USN PT-73 runs aground off Mindoro Island and abandoned

15 January 1945
Philippine Islands
Detachment of US 8th Army lands on Ponson Island in the Camotes Islands

USN escort carrier Hoggatt Bay damaged by accidental explosion off Luzon Island

17 January 1945
Philippine Islands
USN escort carrer Nehenta Bay damaged by storm

18 January 1945
Philippine Islands
Detachment of US 8th Army lands on Poro Island in the Camotes Islands

USN LST-219 damaged by grounding off Lingayen

USN LST-752 damaged by accidental collision off Leyte Island

20 January 1945
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Nautilus lands supplies for guerrillas on Mindanao Island

23 January 1945
Philippine Islands
USN submarine Nautilus lands supplies for guerrillas on Mindanao Island

24 January 1945
Philippine Islands
IJN auxiliary sub chaser Shunyo Maru sunk by US aircraft off Corregidor Island

USN LSD-15 Shadwell damaged by Japanese aircraft south of Negros Island

USN salvage vessel Extractor mistakenly sunk by USN submarine Guardfish off Luzon Island

26 January 1945
Philippine Islands
IJN auxiliary sub chaser Hakko Maru sunk by US aircraft off Corregidor Island

27 January 1945
Philippine Islands
USN PT-338 runs aground off Luzon and subsequently destroyed

29 January 1945
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 78.3 lands XI Corps of US 6th Army near San Antonio, northwest of Subic Bay, on Luzon Island

USN repair ship ARL-2 Amycus and LSM-135 accidentally damaged by friendly aircraft at Lingayen Gulf

30 January 1945
Philippine Islands
Operation Mike 7: USN Task Group 78.3 lands elements of US 38th Infantry Division on Grande Island in Subic Bay

USN light cruiser Denver and destroyers Fletcher and Radford provide naval gunfire support for landing on Grande Island

Carrier-based aircraft from USN Task Group 77.4 provide air support for landing on Grande Island

Landing on Grande Island encounters no Japanese opposition

31 January 1945
Philippine Islands
Operation Mike 6: USN Task Group 78.2 lands US 11th Airborne Division south of Manila Bay near Nasugbu on Luzon

Operation Mike 6: USN Task Group 77.4 covers landing of US 11th Airborne Division

187th Infantry Regiment and 188th Glider Infantry Regiment of 11th Airborne Division of US 8th Army push to Wawa and Lian south of Manila

USN sub chaser PC-1129 sunk by Japanese demolition craft

1 February 1945
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel T-115 sunk by USAAF P-51s in Luzon Straits

IJN submarine RO-115 sunk by USN destroyers O'Bannon and Bell and destroyer escort Ulvert M. Moore

USN PT-77 and PT-79 damaged by friendly fire off Mindoro Island

3 February 1945
Philippine Islands
IJN river gunboat Karatsu sunk as blockship at Manila

5 February 1945
Philippine Islands
US FEAF aircraft attack Japanese shipping off eastern Luzon

6 February 1945
Philippine Islands
US FEAF aircraft attack Japanese shipping

7 February 1945
Philippine Islands
IJN submarine RO-55 sunk off Luzon by USN destroyer escort Thomason

USN PT-356 and PT-373 slip into Manila Bay for recon mission overnight

8 February 1945
Philippine Islands
US FEAF aircraft attack airfields, Mariveles, and other targets on Luzon as well as coastal shipping

9 February 1945
Philippine Islands
US FEAF aircraft attack airfields and other targets on Luzon as well as coastal shipping

11 February 1945
Philippine Islands
US FEAF aircraft attack multiple targets on Luzon, provide support for US 6th Army operations, and attack Japanese coastal shipping around Bataan and Corregidor Island

USN LST-577 heavily damaged by IJN submarine RO-50 and scuttled

IJN submarine RO-112 sunk by USN submarine Batfish

12 February 1945
Philippine Islands
US FEAF aircraft attack multiple targets on Luzon, provide support for US 6th Army operations, and attack Japanese coastal shipping off Bataan

13 February 1945
Philippine Islands
US FEAF aircraft attack multiple targets on Luzon, provide support for US 6th Army operations, and attack Japanese coastal shipping off Luzon

IJN submarine RO-113 sunk by USN submarine Batfish

14 February 1945
Philippine Islands
US FEAF aircraft attack Mariveles, Tuguegarao, and other targets on Luzon, provide support for US 6th Army operations, and attack Japanese coastal shipping off Luzon

US FEAF aircraft attack Negros Island, Mindanao Island, and Cebu Island

USN motor minesweeper YMS-48 sunk by Japanese shore battery north of Corregidor Island

USN destroyers Fletcher and Hopewell damaged by Japanese shore battery north of Corregidor Island

USN destroyers Radford and LaVallette damaged by mines

USN landing craft LCS-26 and LCS-49 sunk by Japanese shore batteries off Luzon

15 February 1945
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 78.3 lands 151st Infantry Regiment of US 38th Infantry Division near Mariveles on southern tip of the Bataan peninsula on Luzon

US 151st Infantry Regiment and elements of 34th Infantry Regiment, coming ashore near Mariveles harbor, capture town and airfield

16 February 1945
Philippine Islands
USN lands a battalion of US 24th Infantry Regiment on Corregidor Island

Six USN destroyers provide naval gunfire support for operations on Corregidor Island

USN LCS(L)-7 sunk by Japanese demolition craft off Bataan on Luzon

17 February 1945
Philippine Islands
USN light cruisers Phoenix and Boise and destroyers provide naval gunfire support for operations on Corregidor Island

USN light cruiser Cleveland and destroyers O'Bannon and Taylor bombard Japanese positions along Manila Bay on Luzon

18 February 1945
Philippine Islands
Six USN destroyers provide naval gunfire support for operations on Corregidor Island

19 February 1945
Philippine Islands
Detachments of X Corps of US 8th Army land on Samar Island and Capul Island

Six USN destroyers provide naval gunfire support for operations on Corregidor Island

20 February 1945
Philippine Islands
Six USN destroyers provide naval gunfire support for operations on Corregidor Island

21 February 1945
Philippine Islands
Six USN destroyers provide naval gunfire support for operations on Corregidor Island

USN destroyer Renshaw torpedoed by IJN submarine RO-43

22 February 1945
Philippine Islands
Six USN destroyers provide naval gunfire support for operations on Corregidor Island

23 February 1945
Philippine Islands
Six USN destroyers provide naval gunfire support for operations on Corregidor Island

USN PT boats destroy small Japanese vessels at Coron Bay

24 February 1945
Philippine Islands
Six USN destroyers provide naval gunfire support for operations on Corregidor Island

25 February 1945
Philippine Islands
Six USN destroyers provide naval gunfire support for operations on Corregidor Island

26 February 1945
Philippine Islands
Six USN destroyers provide naval gunfire support for final operations on Corregidor Island

28 February 1945
Philippine Islands
Operation Victor III: USN Task Group 78.2 lands 186th Infantry Regiment of US 41st Infantry Division at Puerto Princesa on Palawan Island

Operation Victor III: USN Task Group 74.2 with three light cruisers and four destroyers supports landing on Palawan Island

1 March 1945
Philippine Islands
Detachment of 21st Infantry Regiment of US 8th Army lands on Lubang Island and captures Tilic

US 8th Army captures Puerto Princesa harbor on Palawan Island

Japanese vessel Daishin Maru sunk by US aircraft off Luzon

4 March 1945
Philippine Islands
Japanese vessel No. 3 Kiri Maru sunk by RAAF aircraft

Japanese vessel No. 4 Matsu Maru sunk by RAAF aircraft

8 March 1945
Philippine Islands
Detachments of US 8th Army land on Busuanga Island, Balabac Island, and Pandanan Island

10 March 1945
Philippine Islands
Operation Victor IV: USN Task Group 78.1 lands US 8th Army forces near Zamboanga on Mindanao Island

Operation Victor IV: 41st Infantry Division of US 8th Army lands on Zamboanga peninsula of Mindanao Island with minimal opposition and captures Wolfe airfield and San Roque

Operation Victor IV: USN Task Group 74.3 provides naval gunfire support for Zamboanga landing

USN LST-591, LST-626, LCI-710, and LCI-779 damaged by Japanese shore batteries off Zamboanga

11 March 1945
Philippine Islands
Detachment of US 8th Army lands on Romblon Island overnight

12 March 1945
Philippine Islands
Detachment of US 8th Army lands on Simara Island

18 March 1945
Philippine Islands
Operation Victor I: USN Task Unit 74.2.2 with light cruiser Cleveland and three destroyers provides naval gunfire support for landing on Panay Island

Operation Victor I: USN Task Group 78.3 lands 185th Regiment of 40th Infantry Division near Iloilo on Panay Island

Operation Victor I: US 8th Army meets no resistance and advances toward Iloilo on Panay Island

USN LST-635 damaged by grounding off Leyte Island

19 March 1945
Philippine Islands
Detachment from US 6th Army scouts Caballo Island

22 March 1945
Philippine Islands
Japanese aircraft attack USN warships in Lingayen Gulf without success

26 March 1945
Philippine Islands
Operation Victor Two: USN Task Group 78.2 lands Americal Infantry Division of US 8th Army at Talisay Point on Cebu Island

Operation Victor Two: USN Task Group 74.3 supports landing on Cebu Island with three cruisers and six destroyers

Operation Victor Two: Americal Division encounters light oppositioin and pushes toward Cebu City

27 March 1945
Philippine Islands
USN Task Unit 78.9.11 lands elements of US 38th Infantry Division on Caballo Island

Detachment of US 8th Army lands on Cavit Island

28 March 1945
Philippine Islands
Detachment of US 8th Army lands on Mactan Island

29 March 1945
Philippine Islands
USN Task Unit 78.3 lands elements of 40th Infantry Division of US 8th Army at Pulupandan Point on Negros Island

1 April 1945
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 78.4 lands 158th Regimental Combat Team at Legaspi in southern Luzon

USN Task Unit 78.4.1 with two destroyers and two destroyer escorts supports landing at Legaspi

2 April 1945
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 76.10 lands elements of US 8th Army on Sanga Sanga Island in the Sulu Archipelago

US 163rd Regimental Combat Team lands on Sanga Sanga Island and encounters no opposition, then sends a battalion to occupy Bongao Island

USN destroyer Shaw runs aground and damaged off Negros Island and subsequently written off

3 April 1945
Philippine Islands
USN minesweeper YMS-71 sunk by mine off Sanga Sanga Island

9 April 1945
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 76.10 lands US 8th Army forces on Jolo Island in the Sulu Archipelago

10 April 1945
Philippine Islands
Japanese General Sosaku Suzuki lost at sea while evacuating from Cebu Island to Mindanao Island

11 April 1945
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 78.3 lands detachment of US 8th Army on Bohol Island in the Visayan Islands

13 April 1945
Philippine Islands
USN Task Unit 78.9.16 lands troops on Fort Drum on El Fraile Island in Manila Bay

15 April 1945
Philippine Islands
USN Task Unit 74.3.5 with light cruiser Phoenix and two destroyers bombards Carabao Island in Manila Bay

16 April 1945
Philippine Islands
USN Task Unit 74.3.5 with light cruiser Phoenix and two destroyers bombards Carabao Island in Manila Bay

Detachment of US 6th Army lands on Carabao Island in Manila Bay, finding it unoccupied

17 April 1945
Philippine Islands
Operation Victor Five: USN Task Gorup 78.2 lands X Corps of US 8th Army on Mindanao island

Operation Victor Five: USN Task Gorup 74.2 supports landing with cruisers and destroyers

Operation Victor Five: 24th Infantry Division and 31st Infantry Division of US X Corps land near Malabang, Parang, and Cotabato on Mindanao Island

20 April 1945
Philippine Islands
US troops land on Catanduanes Island

29 April 1945
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 78.3 lands elements of US 8th Army near Padan Point on Negros Island

US 185th Regimental Combat Team lands near Padan Point and pushes inland on Negros Island

3 May 1945
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 78.2 lands ground troops along Gulf of Davao on Mindanao Island

Detachment of US 8th Army lands at Santa Cruz on the Gulf of Davao on Mindanao Island

4 May 1945
Philippine Islands
Detachment of US 8th Army lands on Samal Island

8 May 1945
Philippine Islands
Detachment of US 8th Army lands on Samal Island

10 May 1945
Philippine Islands
USN Task Group 78.3 lands elements of US 8th Army on Mindanao Island at Macajalar Bay

19 May 1945
Philippine Islands
USN gunboat PGN-1 damaged by accidental collision off Luzon

29 May 1945
Philippine Islands
US FEAF aircraft attack IJN motor torpedo boats in Davao Gulf

17 June 1945
Philippine Islands
US vessel Chestate damaged in accidental collision with US vessel Superflame off Luzon

18 June 1945
Philippine Islands
USN Admiral Forrest B. Royal, commanding Amphibious Group 6, dies of heart attack en route to Leyte Island

24 June 1945
Philippine Islands
USN destroyer escort Neuendorf damaged in accidental collision off Panay Island

1 July 1945
Philippine Islands
USN Task Force 38 sorties for operations against the Japanese Home Islands

8 July 1945
Philippine Islands
Detachment of US 8th Army conducts unopposed landing at Sarangani Bay on Mindanao

20 July 1945
Philippine Islands
Detachment of US 8th Army lands on Balut Island without opposition

24 July 1945
Philippine Islands
IJN submarine I-53 launches two Kaiten manned suicide torpedoes

USN destroyer Underhill damaged and scuttled due to attacks by Kaiten manned suicide torpedoes

31 July 1945
Philippine Islands
USN destroyer Bancroft damaged in accidental collision off Luzon

5 August 1945
Philippine Islands
USN destroyer escort Earl V. Johnson damaged by explosion of uncertain origin

27 August 1945
Philippine Islands
Operation Ethelred: RN task force departs Philippines to occupy Hong Kong



War Diary records on file for this subject: 994 

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