Hainan Island is located in Hainan Province off the southern coast of China. Also known as "Hai-Nan" or "Hainan Dao". Borders the Gulf of Tonking and the South China Sea.
Occupied by the Japanese in 1939, Chinese
Communists and the Li natives fought a vigorous guerrilla campaign
the Japanese occupation of 1939-45, but in retaliation over one
third of the male population were killed by the Japanese.
American missions against Hainan
October 3, 1943 - April 24, 1945
The Nationalist Party re-established
control, and Hainan was one of the last parts of China to fall
to the Communists when the Nationalists withdrew in 1950.
Located on the southern coast of Hainan Island, along Samah Bay.
Located on the western coast of Hainan Island bordering Bakli Bay. Included Bakli Bay POW Camp.
Located on the northern coast of Hainan Island.
Yulin Bay (Youlin, Yulin Kan Bay)
Located at the southern tip of Hainan Island. Also known as Yulin Harbor (Youlin) or Yulin Kan Bay. During the Pacific War, used as a point for Japanese shipping from Indochina and Hong Kong.
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October 12, 2018