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11 Oct 1943

Dutch East Indies
13 Oct 1943

Dutch East Indies
29 May 1945

Dutch East Indies
2 Jun 1945

Dutch East Indies
8 Sep 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • A British reconnaissance force parachuted into Jakarta, Indonesia, with the primary mission of locating and aiding Allied personnel who had recently been in Japanese captivity. ww2dbase [Jakarta, Java | CPC]
19 Sep 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • Radical Indonesian nationalists, unhappy with the slow progress of the newly founded republic and with the continuing presence of Japanese peacekeepers in Jakarta, organized a large demonstration in the city. Just as tension was about to reach the level of violence, President Sukarno, speaking to the crowd, was able to calm the mood and disperse the crowd. ww2dbase [Jakarta, Java | CPC]
30 Sep 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • British troops entered Jakarta, Java, Dutch East Indies. They were mostly consisted of men of Gurkha and Indian ethnicity, and were tasked to maintain peace, largely against pro-Indonesia rioters. ww2dbase [Jakarta, Java | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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Thomas Dodd, late 1945