19 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Japanese troops landed at Denpasar, Bali in the Dutch East Indies unopposed before dawn. At 0700 hours, as the Japanese troops transports departed Bali and began to sail for their home ports, 20 American aircraft attacked the convoy, damaging transport Sagami Maru. At 2200 hours, as the Japanese convoy sailed through the Badung Strait, it was engaged by Dutch cruiser De Ruyter, Dutch cruiser Java, and 3 US and Dutch destroyers; Dutch destroyer Piet Hein was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the battle, killing 64. ww2dbase [Dutch East Indies Campaign, Java | Bali | CPC]
25 May 1946

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