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  • Christmas Island
    Tuesday Mar 31, 1942

    Christmas Island

    The Island Surrendered To The Japanese Fleet

    Christmas Island
    Tuesday Mar 31, 1942

    At dawn on 31 March 1942, a dozen Japanese bombers launched the attack, destroying the radio station. The same day, a Japanese fleet of nine vessels arrived, and the island was surrendered.




  • Indian Ocean and Ceylon
    Tuesday Mar 31, 1942

    World War II

    Indian Ocean raid

    Indian Ocean and Ceylon
    Tuesday Mar 31, 1942

    The Indian Ocean raid was a naval sortie carried out by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 31 March to 10 April 1942. Japanese aircraft carriers under Admiral Chūichi Nagumo struck Allied shipping and naval bases around Ceylon, but failed to locate and destroy the bulk of the British Eastern Fleet.




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