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AWM October 25, 1945
On November 12-13, 1942 resupplied with munitions and supplies from Yubari Maru in Shortland. On November 16, 1942 again resupplied by Yubari Maru.
On January 9, 1943 damaged Yoshinogawa Maru was being towed 22 nautical miles east of Bougainville sinks at roughly Lat 6° 10' S, Long 156° 00' E. The survivors were rescued by Kisaragi Maru.
On February 14, 1943 Kisaragi Maru was between Buin and Shortland along with Hitachi Maru, Toyu Maru, Nissan Maru No. 3, Hibari Maru and Nojima Maru. At 10:15am, the vessels are bombed by nine PB4Y Liberators escorted by ten P-38s and twelve F4U Corsairs. Bombs straddle Hitachi Maru and Kisaragi Maru before the formation was intercepted by A6M Zero and A6M2-N Rufes. Kisaragi Maru was damaged but returned to Rabaul.
On March 4, 1943 at 4:00pm departs Buin Anchorage (Tonolei Harbor) with Kyoei Maru escorted by CH-22. At 4:20pm, attacked by a dozen U. S. aircraft that are driven off without inflicting any damage.
On April 18, 1943 departs Shortland escorting a convoy including Kyosei Maru, Karimo Maru, Sumiyoshi Maru, Tomioka Maru and Kosoku Maru No. 3 escorted by subchaser CH-30.
On May 9, 1943 departs Shortland escorted by minesweeper W-22 to Kolombangara. Afterwards, joins a convoy including Heiwa Maru, Takuei Maru, Karimo Maru and Kureha Maru No. 3 escorted by CH-30 that returns to Rabaul.
On June 7, 1943 at 3:30pm departs Shortland as part of a convoy including Takunan Maru, Koshu Maru No. 2, Kashi Maru, Takunan Maru escorted by subchasers CH-12 and CH-29.
On July 3, 1943 departs Shortland escorted by CH-12, returns and two days later again departs Shortland escorted by CH-12. During late July, departs Buin and on July 26, 1943 arrives at Rabaul escorted by CH-22.
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