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28 Sep 1909

Dutch East Indies
  • Captain F. J. P. Sachse arrived at Numbay on the northern coast of New Guinea. The town would be renamed Hollandia by the Dutch occupiers less than four months later. ww2dbase [Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea | CPC]
7 Mar 1910

Dutch East Indies
8 Mar 1943

Dutch East Indies
  • Kamoi arrived at Babo, Dutch New Guinea at 1015 hours. At 1212 hours, a PBY Catalina aircraft attacked Kamoi with 3 bombs, all of which missed. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Babo, Dutch New Guinea | CPC]
21 Apr 1944

Dutch East Indies
22 Apr 1944

Dutch East Indies
23 Apr 1944

Dutch East Indies
24 Apr 1944

Dutch East Indies
26 Apr 1944

Dutch East Indies
11 Jul 1944

Dutch East Indies
  • Japanese 18th Army under Lieutenant General Hatazo Adachi launched a counterattack in the Aitape-New Hollandia area in New Guinea, placing pressure on American troops but sustaining heavy casualties. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3 | Dutch New Guinea | CPC]
13 Jul 1944

Dutch East Indies
  • Japanese 18th Army under Lieutenant General Hatazo Adachi was divided by an American attack in the Aitape-New Hollandia area in New Guinea, making them effectively useless until their final defeat on 10 Aug. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3 | Dutch New Guinea | CPC]
22 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 22 Jul 1944
Douglas A-20G Havoc of the 387th Bomb Squadron crashing into the water after being shot down by anti-aircraft fire during an attack on Kokas, western New Guinea, 22 Jul 1944. All crewmembers were killed. Photo 3 of 4.Douglas A-20G Havoc of the 387th Bomb Squadron trailing smoke and losing altitude after being damaged by anti-aircraft fire during an attack on Kokas, western New Guinea, 22 Jul 1944. Photo 2 of 4.Douglas A-20G Havoc 43-9432 “Bevo” of the 387th Bomb Squadron, 312th Bomb Group takes an anti-aircraft hit during an attack on Kokas, western New Guinea, 22 Jul 1944. Photo 1 of 4.Douglas A-20G Havoc “Bevo” of the 387th Bomb Squadron disintegrates in the water after being shot down by anti-aircraft fire during an attack on Kokas, western New Guinea, 22 Jul 1944. Both crewmembers were killed. Photo 4 of 4.
10 Aug 1944

Dutch East Indies
17 Sep 1944

Dutch East Indies

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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