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Location
Hong Kong includes several islands and areas: Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island and a small portion of mainland China and the Kowloon Docks. Prewar, Hong Kong was a British colony. Today, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

Japanese Occupation
On December 8, 1941 the Japanese aircraft attacked the Royal Air Force contingent based at Kai Tak airfield, situated on the mainland of the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong, which destroyed all aircraft available. Invading Japanese forces demand the surrender of British troops in Hong Kong on Decmeber 13. When their request is denied, the Japanese begin bombing the city. The city fell on December 25 after an eighteen day battle.

Gin Drinker’s Line
British defensive line with its western flank on Gin Drinker’s Bay. The plan was that this line was to hold for three weeks during which the defences of Hong Kong Island could be completed and the invading forces subjected to delay and attrition

American missions against Hong Kong
October 25, 1942 - June 12, 1945

Kaitak Airfield (Kai Tak)
Wartime airfield

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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