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28 Nov 1941

Dutch East Indies
8 Dec 1941

Dutch East Indies
  • While at Tarakan, Borneo, Dutch East Indies, USS Marblehead received the alert that Japan had started hostilities. ww2dbase [Marblehead | Tarakan, Borneo | CPC]
10 Jan 1942

Dutch East Indies
11 Jan 1942

Dutch East Indies
21 Jan 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Japanese Sakaguchi Detachment departed the island of Tarakan for Balikpapan, Dutch Borneo. Cruiser USS Boise, cruiser USS Marblehead, and four destroyers departed Koepang, Dutch Timor to intercept; en route, USS Boise hit a rock and USS Marblehead suffered engine trouble, thus the destroyers would sail on by themselves. ww2dbase [Dutch East Indies Campaign, Borneo | Tarakan, Borneo | CPC]
  • Naka departed Tarakan, Dutch Borneo. ww2dbase [Naka | Tarakan, Borneo | CPC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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