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11 Jan 1942

Dutch East Indies
23 Jan 1942

Dutch East Indies
24 Jan 1942

Dutch East Indies
29 Jan 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Nachi departed Davao, Philippine Islands for Bangka Roads, Celebes, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Nachi | Bangka Roads, Celebes | CPC]
4 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • US submarine USS Sculpin attacked Japanese destroyer Sukukaze at mouth of Staring Bay near Kendari, Celebes, Dutch East Indies, causing damaging to the destroyer and killing 9 of her crew. ww2dbase [Sculpin | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
5 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
8 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
9 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Japanese Sasebo Combined Special Naval Landing Force troops landed at Makassar, Celebes, Dutch East Indies at dawn and captured the city. Most Dutch defenders fell back to the fortifications at Tjama. A small number of captured native troops were tied in groups of three and thrown into a river near Makassar to drown. ww2dbase [Dutch East Indies Campaign, Celebes and Moluccas | Makassar, Celebes | CPC]
18 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
21 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
24 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Nachi departed Staring Bay, Celebes, Dutch East Indies with Cruiser Division 5. ww2dbase [Nachi | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
  • Ariake and Yugure departed Staring Bay, Celebes, Dutch East Indies at 1830 hours. ww2dbase [Yugure | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
25 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Akagi departed Staring Bay, Celebes, Dutch East Indies with the Striking Force to cover the invasion of Java. ww2dbase [Akagi | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
  • Japanese carriers departed from Kendari, Celebes to patrol waters off Java and Australia. ww2dbase [Kendari, Celebes | CPC]
  • Kaga departed Staring Bay near Kendari, Celebes, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Kaga | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
  • Naka departed Makassar, Celebes, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Naka | Makassar, Celebes | CPC]
3 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Nachi arrived at Kendari, Celebes, Dutch East Indies. She departed for Makassar, Celebes later on the same day. ww2dbase [Nachi | Kendari, Celebes | CPC]
9 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Akagi returned to Staring Bay, Celebes, Dutch East Indies after the fall of Java. ww2dbase [Akagi | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
10 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Nachi departed Makassar, Celebes, Dutch East Indies for Mako, Pescadores Islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Nachi | Makassar, Celebes | CPC]
  • Yugure arrived at Staring Bay, Celebes, Dutch East Indies at 1550 hours. ww2dbase [Yugure | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
11 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
12 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
14 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Naka was named the flagship for the Christmas Island invasion force. ww2dbase [Naka | Makassar, Celebes | CPC]
15 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
18 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Naka was assigned to the Seizure Force for the invasion of Christmas Island. ww2dbase [Naka | Makassar, Celebes | CPC]
24 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
26 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Akagi departed Staring Bay, Celebes, Dutch East Indies with the Striking Force (less Kaga) together with Battleship Division 3, Cruiser Division 8, and Destroyer Squadron 1 for "Operation C", the raid into the Indian Ocean. ww2dbase [Akagi | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
  • Shokaku departed Staring Bay, Celebes, Dutch East Indies for Operation C. She was assigned to First Air Fleet, Carrier Division 5, Striking Force, Air Attack Force. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo's Japanese First Air Fleet, built around a nucleus of five aircraft carriers, sailed from Staring Bay, Celebes, Dutch East Indies to the west of Timor into the Indian Ocean with the intention of attacking the Royal Navy's bases at Colombo and Trincomalee in Ceylon. ww2dbase [Raids into the Indian Ocean | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
  • Naka departed Makassar, Celebes, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Naka | Makassar, Celebes | CPC]
27 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
30 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • USS Sturgeon sank Japanese transport ship Choko Maru 20 miles southwest of Celebes, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Sturgeon | Celebes | CPC]
9 Apr 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Irako supplied food to auxiliary gunboat Okuyo Maru at Makassar, Celebes, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Irako | Makassar, Celebes | CPC]
7 Jul 1942

Dutch East Indies
28 May 1943

Dutch East Indies
  • Kamoi arrived at Kendari, Celebes, Dutch East Indies at 1411 hours; she unloaded 1,000 tons of cement. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Kendari, Celebes | CPC]
30 May 1943

Dutch East Indies
  • Kamoi was attacked by three four-engined aircarft at Kendari, Celebes, Dutch East Indies; she suffered no damage. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Kendari, Celebes | CPC]
23 Jan 1944

Dutch East Indies
  • Kamoi arrived at Kendari, Celebes, Dutch East Indies at 1630 hours. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Kendari, Celebes | CPC]
7 Sep 1944

Dutch East Indies
  • USS Flying Fish reported a new Japanese airfield at Celebes, Dutch East Indies and reported this discovery. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | Celebes | CPC]
21 Sep 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • Australian troops arrived in Makassar, Indonesia, accompanied by several Dutch Civil Affairs officials. ww2dbase [Makassar, Celebes | CPC]
29 Oct 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • In Makassar, Celebes, Indonesia, nationalist fighters attacked Dutch forces and took control of a radio station. Australian troops stepped in to intervene, forcing the nationalist fighters out of the radio station after killing many. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Makassar, Celebes | CPC]
15 May 1946

Dutch East Indies
  • Allied repatriation ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Menado, Celebes, Dutch East Indies and embarked Japanese personnel. She departed later on the same day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Menado, Celebes | CPC]
24 May 1946

Dutch East Indies
  • Allied repatriation ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Makassar, Celebes, Dutch East Indies and embarked Japanese personnel. She departed later on the same day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Makassar, Celebes | 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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