14 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • HMS Kuala was sunk by Japanese aircraft off Pompong island, Dutch East Indies. Many survivors made it to land nearby. ww2dbase [Kuala | Pompong, Riau | HM]
16 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Small Dutch steamer Tandong Pinang rescued 200 women and children, survivors of HMS Kuala, an auxiliary patrol boat serving as a civilian evacuation transport and sunken by Japanese aircraft two days prior. Tandong Pinang set sail from Pompong island for Batavia, Dutch East Indies; she would soon be captured by the Japanese while still at sea, and all aboard were taken as prisoners. ww2dbase [Kuala | Pompong, Riau | HM]
17 Feb 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Australian Bill Reynolds, an official with the Johore Government Service, captured small Japanese fishing vessel Krait and took on 70 survivors of HMS Kuala, an auxiliary patrol boat serving as a civilian evacuation transport and sunken by Japanese aircraft three days prior. Krait would be successful in delivering the survivors from Pompong island to Tembilahan, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Kuala | Pompong, Riau | HM]

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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