Chronology of the Dutch East Indies, December 1941 -  March 1942


The Chronology of the Dutch East Indies, December 1941 - March 1942

The Chronology of the Dutch East Indies includes the period between December 1st, 1941 - March 10th, 1942, when all "significant" battles in the East Indies had come to the end.

I have, therefore, decided to expand this chronology with information, which are not connected with the Dutch East Indies Campaign only, but also includes other battlefields across the Pacific and Asia, which, that I have to admit, always attract my attention, and I always like to read books, documents or discussions about them.

By making this chronology, I was faced with several difficulties, one of them was lack of info. I don't possess many books with details about Philippines, Hong Kong or Malaya Campaigns (in fact none, which would directly describe the campaign itself), therefore, I was here entirely dependent on what I have found on the internet or was told by other people, contributors of this website (THANKS TO ALL); as far as these campaigns are concerned. I have visited several pages, downloaded a couple of them, and used quite a bit of their information for filling gaps on this chronology, especially for those campaigns I had very little info or knowledge about it.

I don't recall right now names of all webmasters whose websites I used as sources for this chronology, but still I would like to thank them all, including several superb websites -- and if they ever visit this page do not hesitate to mail me, as I will be more than honoured to put their (your) name into the Credits section or link the page.

Of course, if you have any comments, found any mistakes (...as all human persons, I also make mistakes sometimes...) or maybe have any additional info which is missing here (I ALWAYS APPRECIATE HELP), don't hesitate to contact me. I am sure we will agree somehow, and add your info to the chronology.

Please note the banner and animation file. They are the first, made entirely by me. Not bad for a beginner, don't you think so too? Heh, Heh, Heh...:-)


December 1941


  • 1 December 1941 - 6 December 1941
  • 7 December 1941 - 11 December 1941
  • 12 December 1941 - 18 December 1941
  • 19 December 1941 - 24 December 1941
  • 25 December 1941 - 31 December 1941

  • January 1942


  • 1 January 1942 - 6 January 1942
  • 7 January 1942 - 11 January 1942
  • 12 January 1942 - 18 January 1942
  • 19 January 1942 - 24 January 1942
  • 25 January 1942 - 31 January 1942

  • February 1942


  • 1 February 1942 - 7 February 1942
  • 8 February 1942 - 14 February 1942
  • 15 February 1942 - 22 February 1942
  • 23 February 1942 - 27 February 1942

  • March 1942


  • 1 March 1942 - 4 March 1942
  • 5 March 1942 - 10 March 1942
  • Bibliography . Article List . Geographic Names
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    Forgotten Campaign: The Dutch East Indies Campaign 1941-1942

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