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The Fall of Java Island, March 1942


Destruction of ammo stacks in Soerabaja, March 1942

Destruction of ammo stacks in Soerabaja, March 1942


The Fall of Java Island

Bombardment of Soerabaja by the Japanese planes, Java 1942


Australian troops of 2/3 Machine Gun Battalion at Arinem (Western Java) in January 1942


Bombardment of Soerabaja by the Japanese planes.
The naval establishment is seen on the left of the canalised
River Mas on the right is the Royal Dutch Naval Air Station Perak


Australian troops of 2/3 Machine Gun Battalion
at Arinem (Western Java) in January 1942




British RAF airmen on Java Island, March 1942


Cadets and instructors of the ML-KNIL at Andir, Java Island


Personnel of 211th Squadron RAF, most probably at Tjilatjap, possibly on the railway station platform, in March 1942
Copyright Jim Fryatt and Don Clark


Cadets and instructors of the ML-KNIL at Andir, Java Island




Dutch KNIL soldiers with their AA guns, Dutch East Indies 1941-1942


Navy Yard at Soerabaja, March 1942


Dutch KNIL soldiers with their AA guns,
Dutch East Indies 1941-1942


As soon as capitulation on Java became evident, destruction parties began their work.
Here is a part of the naval yard in Soerabaja




Stadswacht, Java 1942


KNIL 10th Battalion, Sumatra 1942


In 1940, the so-called Stadswacht was erected to act against enemy paratroopers and "Vijdfe Colonne" (enemy spies) in areas
unprotected by regular KNIL forces. These were normally old
draftees and volunteers, including foreigners like British


Dutch soldiers of the 10th KNIL Battalion
Palembang, February 14th, 1942




US bomber B-17 at Bandoeng airfield, Java 1942


Japanese troops between Buitenzorg and Bandoeng, Java 1942


American bomber B-17 on fire after Japanese bombardment,
Bandoeng airfield on Java, February 17th 1942


Japanese troops between Buitenzorg and Bandoeng, Java 1942




Japanese landing at Kragan, March 1942


Dutch Marines during an exercise


Japanese troops landing trucks at Kragan, Eastern Java 1942


Dutch Marines during an exercise, Java Island




HMS cruiser Exeter sinking, Java Sea 1942


Japanese troops crossing a bridge, Java island, March 1942


HMS cruiser Exeter sinking in the Java Sea, March 1942


Japanese troops crossing a bridge during
their advance towards Batavia, March 1942




Japanese troops entering Batavia, Java 1942


Japanese troops entering Soerabaja, March 1942


Japanese bicycle troops entering in Batavia, March 8th 1942


Japanese troops entering Soerabaja, March 1942




Japanese tanks with infantry entering Batavia, March 1942


Japanese bicycle troops entering Batavia, March 1942


Japanese tanks with infantry entering Batavia, March 1942


Japanese bicycle troops entering Batavia, March 1942




The signing of the capitulation, Java 1942


After the signing of the capitulation, Java 1942


Recording of the signing of the capitulation agreement.
On the left is Lt-General H. Ter Poorten.
The man scratching his nose is Lt-Col P.G. Mantel
Java, March 1942


After the signing of the capitulation.
In the centre Lt-General Imamura,
right Major-General Bakker and Lt-General Ter Poorten.




Japanese soldiers with captured Dutch KNIL soldiers, Java 1942


A group of Dutch KNIL soldiers is being captured, Java 1942


Japanese soldiers with a group of Dutch POWs, Java 1942


Japanese soldiers captured a group of Dutch soldiers, Java 1942




Allied POWs on their way to the POW camps, Java Island 1942


Lieutenant Nass on Java, 1941


Allied POWs on their way to POW camps, Java Island 1942


1st Lieutenant J.G.M. Nass (Korps Mariniers) in conversation
with an Indonesian native, Java Island, late 1941
Copyright Mariniers Museum Rotterdam & Felix Bakker


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Forgotten Campaign: The Dutch East Indies Campaign 1941-1942

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