December 8, This Day during the World War ll

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December 8, 1941 – The Japanese Invasion of Malaya (also called the Battle of Kota Bharu) began just after midnight on 8 December 1941 (local time) before the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was the first major battle of the Pacific War, and was fought between ground forces of the British Indian Army and the Empire of Japan., capital of Kelantan Province on Malaysia’s northeast coast, was, in 1941, the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) and Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) base of operations in Northern Malaya. There was an airstrip at Kota Bharu and two more at Gong Kedah and Machang. Japanese losses were significant because of sporadic Australian air attacks, Indian coastal defences, and artillery fire.



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