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22 Jan 1942

Photo(s) dated 22 Jan 1942
Archibald Wavell and Hein ter Poorten at Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies (now Jakarta, Indonesia), 22 Jan 1942
1 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • The 209-ton HMT Rahman, a British Royal Navy Whaler requisitioned in 1940 and used as a minesweeper, was sunk by gunfire at Batavia, Dutch East Indies. In the same action the 5,518-ton British cargo steamer War Sirdar ran aground on a reef northwest of Batavia and was abandoned; she was later salvaged by the Japanese and became the Konan Maru, and ultimately torpedoed by USS Bluegill on 29 Mar 1945. ww2dbase [Batavia, Java | HM]
13 Feb 1944

Dutch East Indies
  • Oberleutnant zur See Werner Striegler relinguishes command of UIT-25 to take command of UIT-23. On the same day, UIT-23 departed Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies with 135 tons of rubber and 70 tons of tin aboard for France. ww2dbase [Luigi Torelli | Reginaldo Giuliani | Batavia, Java | CPC]
26 Feb 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • Kamoi arrived at Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Batavia, Java | CPC]
5 Jun 1945

Dutch East Indies
7 Jun 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • Kamikaze began an escort assignment for cruiser Ashigara out of Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | Batavia, Java | CPC]
14 Aug 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta arrived in Batavia (now Jakarta), Dutch East Indies and learned of the Japanese surrender. ww2dbase [Batavia, Java | CPC]
17 Aug 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • At the home of Admiral Tadashi Maeda in Batavia (Jarkata), Dutch East Indies, a draft of the Indonesian independence proclamation was completed by Sukarno, Mohammad Hatta, Admiral Maeda, representatives from the Japanese Army, and representatives from the communist Pemuda Rakyat youth group. Hours later, at 1000 hours, Sukarno read the draft in front of Maeda's home, followed by a flag raising ceremony. The flag was sewn by Sukarno's wife Fatmawati the prior evening. ww2dbase [Batavia, Java | AC, 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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