Japanese missions against Ocean Island (Banaba)
December 8, 1941 - August 26, 1942
December 8, 1941
Japanese flyingboat bombs Ocean Island, dropping five or six bombs on the island. There were no casualties and no damage to buildings
December 9, 1941
Three flying boats bombed the island and destroyed the new Residency building, the machine shop and the BPC Manager's house.
August 24, 1942
During the day,
nine bombers of the 24th Air Flotilla, bombed Ocean Island. During the night, destroyers Ariake and Yugure shelled the island.
August 26, 1942
Yugure lands troops on Ocean Island, occupying it.
Allied missions against Ocean Island (Banaba)
January 28, 1943 - September 8, 1945
January 28, 1943
(13th AF) One B-24 flies photographic reconnaissance over Nauru and Ocean.
September 8, 1945
RNZAF 6 Squadron PBY Catalina piloted by Wing Commander Smith and Flying Officer Regan dropped surrender leaflets to the garrison.
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