4 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • US submarine USS Sculpin attacked Japanese destroyer Sukukaze at mouth of Staring Bay near Kendari, Celebes, Dutch East Indies, causing damaging to the destroyer and killing 9 of her crew. ww2dbase [Sculpin | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
18 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
21 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
24 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Nachi departed Staring Bay, Celebes, Dutch East Indies with Cruiser Division 5. ww2dbase [Nachi | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
25 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Akagi departed Staring Bay, Celebes, Dutch East Indies with the Striking Force to cover the invasion of Java. ww2dbase [Akagi | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
  • Kaga departed Staring Bay near Kendari, Celebes, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Kaga | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
9 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Akagi returned to Staring Bay, Celebes, Dutch East Indies after the fall of Java. ww2dbase [Akagi | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
11 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
15 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
24 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
26 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Akagi departed Staring Bay, Celebes, Dutch East Indies with the Striking Force (less Kaga) together with Battleship Division 3, Cruiser Division 8, and Destroyer Squadron 1 for "Operation C", the raid into the Indian Ocean. ww2dbase [Akagi | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
  • Shokaku departed Staring Bay, Celebes, Dutch East Indies for Operation C. She was assigned to First Air Fleet, Carrier Division 5, Striking Force, Air Attack Force. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo's Japanese First Air Fleet, built around a nucleus of five aircraft carriers, sailed from Staring Bay, Celebes, Dutch East Indies to the west of Timor into the Indian Ocean with the intention of attacking the Royal Navy's bases at Colombo and Trincomalee in Ceylon. ww2dbase [Raids into the Indian Ocean | Staring Bay, Celebes | CPC]
27 Mar 1942

Dutch East Indies

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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