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Japanese missions againt Davao and Davao Gulf

December 8, 1941
(IJN) Japanese carrier aircraft from Ryujo attack Davao and Davao Harbor, but find no American ships.  One aircraft ditches due to engine trouble, its crew is rescued.

American missions againt Davao and Davao Gulf

December 22, 1941
(FEAF) Nine B-17s from the 19th Bombardment Group took off from Batchelor Field near Darwin on a mission to bomb shipping in Davao Harbor and afterwards land at Del Monte Airfield.

December 24, 1941
(FEAF) During the night of 24/25 December, three B-17's take off from Del Monte to bomb Davao Airfield and shipping in Davao Gulf then proceed to Batchelor Field.

January 5, 1942
(FEAF) During the night of January 4-5, 1942 Java based B-17s staging through Borneo and attack shipping in Davai Bay.

January 9, 1942
(FEAF) B-17's attack shipping in Davao Bay.

April 13, 1942
(FEAF) During the second day of the Royce Mission, B-25s his installations at Davao.

September 18, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s hit targest in Davao area.

October 17, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s hit oil installations, barracks, and shore targets on Ilang and north Davao Bay.

October 20, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb Davao.

October 26, 1944
(FEAF) P-38s hit vehicles in the Davao area.

November 2, 1944
(FEAF) B-25s hit Davao.

November 26, 1944
B-24s bomb an airfield near Davao.

PacificWrecks.comDecember 24, 1944
B-25 hit the Davao area.

December 25, 1944
(FEAF) B-25s and fighter bombers hit Davao area.

December 26, 1944
(FEAF) B-25s hit shipping in the Davao River.

April 8, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s bomb the northern Davao Bay area.

April 12, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s bomb the Davao Bay areas.

April 13, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s bombthe Davao area.

April 15, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s bomb the Davao area.

April 19, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s bomb personelle areas near Davao River.

April 30, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s bomb the Davao area.

May 3, 1945
(U. S. Army) 24th Infantry Division advanced from Digos occupied Davao, meeting only scattered resistance. With the liberation of Davo, the last major port held by the Japanese in the Philippines was liberated.

May 8, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s bomb the Davao area.



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