28 Nov 1941

Dutch East Indies
8 Dec 1941

Dutch East Indies
  • While at Tarakan, Borneo, Dutch East Indies, USS Marblehead received the alert that Japan had started hostilities. ww2dbase [Marblehead | Tarakan, Borneo | CPC]
10 Jan 1942

Dutch East Indies
11 Jan 1942

Dutch East Indies
21 Jan 1942

Dutch East Indies
  • Japanese Sakaguchi Detachment departed the island of Tarakan for Balikpapan, Dutch Borneo. Cruiser USS Boise, cruiser USS Marblehead, and four destroyers departed Koepang, Dutch Timor to intercept; en route, USS Boise hit a rock and USS Marblehead suffered engine trouble, thus the destroyers would sail on by themselves. ww2dbase [Dutch East Indies Campaign, Borneo | Tarakan, Borneo | CPC]
  • Naka departed Tarakan, Dutch Borneo. ww2dbase [Naka | Tarakan, Borneo | CPC]
8 Apr 1945

Photo(s) dated 8 Apr 1945
Australian Army map of the invasion beachhead at Tarakan Island, Borneo depicting the progress after the landings of 8 Apr 1945.
27 Apr 1945

Dutch East Indies
  • Cruisers USS Phoenix, HMAS Hobart, and USS Boise with destroyers USS Nicholas, USS O'Bannon, USS Fletcher, USS Jenkins, USS Taylor, and HMAS Warramunga arrived off Tarakan Island, Borneo, Dutch East Indies and began operations in preparations for the island’s invasion. ww2dbase [Borneo Campaign | Phoenix | Boise | Nicholas | Tarakan, Borneo | DS]
1 May 1945

Dutch East Indies
25 May 1945

Photo(s) dated 25 May 1945
Map noting the progress of the Battle of Tarakan

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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