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IJA and IJN seize small islands of Philippine surrounding Luzon by May 1942 to complete the campaign.

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Joint U.S.-Filipino Army burns military facilities of Cebu Island to retreat in early April, 1942. Seized by April 21.
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Panay, Mindanao, Palawan and Negros islands in May.
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Source: History of Showa-era (一億人の昭和史・日本の戦史 8・太平洋戦争 2)(Dec.1978)
 
On January 4, 1942, IJN 4th fleet and 1st aviation fleet began to attack Bismarck-Archipel. On 23rd, IJA Nankai (south sea) detachment based on 55th division and IJN landing force occupied Rabaul. This was called Operation R.

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Source: History of Showa-era (一億人の昭和史・日本の戦史 8・太平洋戦争 2)(Dec.1978)
 

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