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23 Sep 1942

Portuguese Timor
  • Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager ran aground at Betano Bay, East Timor at 1830 hours as she attempted to disembark Australian 2/4th Independent Company. ww2dbase [Dutch East Indies Campaign, Java | Betano Bay | CPC]
24 Sep 1942

Portuguese Timor
  • A Japanese fighter detected Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager in Betano Bay, East Timor at 1330 hours, which ran aground on the previous day. At 1600 hours, a wave of Japanese bombers attacked, heavily damaging the ship. ww2dbase [Dutch East Indies Campaign, Java | Betano Bay | 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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