Japanese invasion of Jolo Island

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Japanese invasion of Jolo Island
Part of Philippines Campaign (1941–42), Pacific War
A map of Luzon Island showing Japanese landings and advances from 8 December 1941 to 8 January 1942.
Date 24 December 1941
Location Jolo, Philippines
Result Japanese victory
 Empire of Japan  Commonwealth of the Philippines

After Pearl Harbor, on 8 December 1941, Japan led a task force from Formosa, which was, at the time, under their control. From there, they proceeded to invade several small islands and towns in the Philippines

The invasion[edit]

Despite suffering slight setbacks from a bombing against their invasion force earlier in the week, the Japanese were able to easily capture Jolo. This final captured point set the Japanese in a perfect position to capture Borneo.[1]


  1. ^ "The First Landings". Retrieved 19 March 2014.