September 24, 1943
(Australian Army Z Force) Operation Jaywick: Using a captured vessel Kofuku Maru renamed MV Krait under the command of Lieutenant Hubert Edward Carse departed Exmouth, Western Australia on September 2, 1943 a secret mission to attack Japanese shipping anchored in Singapore Harbor. Aboard were a total of fourteen crew and Australian Army "Z Force" (Z Special Unit) commandos under the command of Major Ivan Lyon. Arriving at Subor Island on September 24, 1943, at night three two man folboats were deployed that paddled into Singapore Harbor and attached limpet mines to Japanese vessels at anchor and hid when they exploded. Afterwards, the folboats paddled 80km to rendezvous with MV Krait on October 2, 1943. Returning, they were approached by a Japanese patrol boat in the Lombok Strait but not challenged and returned to Exmouth on October 19, 1943. The mission was completed without the loss of any personnel. References: AWM Operation Jaywick.
October 10-16, 1943
(Australian Army Z Force) Operation Rimau: Another group of Australian Army "Z Force" (Z Special Unit) commandos under the command of Major Ivan Lyon attempted a similar raid against Japanese shipping in Singapore Harbor one-man motorized submersible canoes code named "Sleeping Beauties" (SB). Detected by a Malaysian Police patrol boat Hei Ho, the mission was compromised. The commandos divided into three groups with one group of seven under the command of Lyon attempted to attack shipping. They claimed to have sunk three ships with limpet mines but the sinking are unconfirmed. Afterwards, all the commandos were either killed or captured. Those captured all died in custody or were executed.
November 5, 1944
53 of 76 B-29 bombers dispatched from the Calcutta area attacked Singapore
naval base putting the King George VI Dock (one of the world's best dry docks)
out of operation for 3 months. Two B-29 bombers were lost and among the missing
aircrew was Col. Ted S. Faulkner, Commanding Officer (C. O.) of the 468th BG aboard B-29 "Lethal Lady" 42-6370 went down at sea, but the search parties only managed to find some
empty rafts without the survivors.
January 11, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 25 B-29 bombers from the 58th BW from Calcutta attacked two
dry-dock facilities at Singapore.
January 25, 1945
(20th AF) During the night of January 25-26 41 B-29 bombers dispatched
from the 58th BW drop sea mines into the six approaches to Singapore and Penang.
January 26, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 31: B-29s mine the six approaches to Singapore Harbor.
February 1, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 33: 113 B-29s are dispatched to hit the naval base at Singapore; 67 bomb the Admiralty IX Floating Drydock (and a vessel berthed in it) and 21 bomb the West Wall area of the naval base; 21 others hit alternate targets at Martaban, Burma and George Town, Malayan States; they claim 3-4-14 Japanese aircraft; 2 B-29s are lost.
February 16, 1945
(20th AF) One B-29 was shot down over Singapore.
February 24, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 38: In an all-incendiary attack, 105
of 116 B-29s hit the Empire Dock area at Singapore, burning
out about 40 per cent of the warehouse area; 1 B-29 is lost; this is the last
100-aircraft strike by the XX Bomber Command.
February 26, 1945
performed an unescorted photo reconnaissance mission over Singapore.
February 27, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 40: During the
night of February 27/28, 10 B-29s mine Johore Strait east of Singapore.
March 2, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 41: 50 B-29s
dispatched bomb the shop and warehouse area at the naval base in Singapore.
March 3, 1945
(20th AF) One B-29 was shot down, another three damaged while attacking Singapore.
June 1, 1945
Two bombers undertake a photographic reconnaissance over Singapore Harbor on Singapore. Over the target, intercepted by Japanese fighters, lost is PB4Y-2 Privateer 59563 (MIA).
March 28, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 48: 32 of 33 B-29s mine the Singapore area.
August 4, 1945
(FEAF) P-38s on a sweep over Singapore
claim two Japanese planes downed.
August 6, 1945
(FEAF) P-38s attack Singapore, two were shot down.
August 13, 1945
(FEAF) P-38s hit shipping in the Singapore area.