8 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
9 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Japanese Sasebo Combined Special Naval Landing Force troops landed at Makassar, Celebes, Dutch East Indies at dawn and captured the city. Most Dutch defenders fell back to the fortifications at Tjama. A small number of captured native troops were tied in groups of three and thrown into a river near Makassar to drown. ww2dbase [Dutch East Indies Campaign, Celebes and Moluccas | Makassar, Celebes | CPC]
25 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
10 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Nachi departed Makassar, Celebes, Dutch East Indies for Mako, Pescadores Islands, Taiwan. ww2dbase [Nachi | Makassar, Celebes | CPC]
12 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
14 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Naka was named the flagship for the Christmas Island invasion force. ww2dbase [Naka | Makassar, Celebes | CPC]
18 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Naka was assigned to the Seizure Force for the invasion of Christmas Island. ww2dbase [Naka | Makassar, Celebes | CPC]
26 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
9 Apr 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Irako supplied food to auxiliary gunboat Okuyo Maru at Makassar, Celebes, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Irako | Makassar, Celebes | CPC]
21 Sep 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • Australian troops arrived in Makassar, Indonesia, accompanied by several Dutch Civil Affairs officials. ww2dbase [Makassar, Celebes | CPC]
29 Oct 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • In Makassar, Celebes, Indonesia, nationalist fighters attacked Dutch forces and took control of a radio station. Australian troops stepped in to intervene, forcing the nationalist fighters out of the radio station after killing many. ww2dbase [Japan's Surrender | Makassar, Celebes | CPC]
24 May 1946

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