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walsh2509
01-09-2005, 12:18 AM
February 1942.
2. Japanese minesweeper sunk and two minesweepers damaged, by Dutch mines off Ambon, N.E.I.
3. Japanese naval land attack planes bomb ABDA operating base at Surabaya; other naval land attack planes bomb Malang, Java. These raids indicate for the first time that substantial Japanese air forces have been moved south. En route home from Malang, aircraft report presence of Allied naval force (RAdm Karel W.F.M. Doorman, RNN) off Madoera.
4. Japanese reconnaissance flying boats contact and shadow the allied force of four cruisers and accompanying destroyers attempting transit of Madoera Strait to attack Japanese Borneo invasion fleet. Japanese naval land attack planes bomb Doorman's ships, damaging heavy cruiser Houston (CA-30) and light cruiser Marblehead (CL-12). Dutch light cruisers De Ruyter and Tromp are slightly damaged by near-misses. Marblehead's extensive damage (only by masterful seamanship and heroic effort does she reach Tjilatjap after the battle) results in her being sent back to the United States via Ceylon and South Africa. Houston remains despite the loss of one-third of her main battery.
Asiatic Fleet (Adm Thomas C. Hart) ceases to exist organizationally. Units of Asiatic Fleet are organized into Naval Forces, Southwest Pacific Area (VAdm William A. Glassford).
Submarine Sculpin (SS-191) torpedoes Japanese destroyer as the latter patrols off Staring Bay, south of Kendari, Celebes.
5. Japanese planes bomb Allied shipping off Soembawa Island, N.E.I.; after destroyer Paul Jones (DD-230) is damaged by near-miss, she then rescues survivors of Dutch merchantman Tidore, which had run aground avoiding Japanese bombs.
7. Commander Naval Forces Southwest Pacific Area (VAdm Glassford) establishes headquarters at the port of Tjilatjap, on Java's south coast.
8. Japanese troops land at Gasmata, New Britain.
Submarine S-37 (SS-142) attacks Japanese convoy in Makassar Strait, and torpedoes destroyer Natsushio south of Makassar City, Celebes; it sinks the next day. S-37 survives resultant depth-charging.
9. Japanese planes bomb Batavia, Surabaya, and Malang, Java.
10. USAAF LB-30s [B-24 Liberators built to British specifications] bomb and damage Japanese seaplane carrier in Makassar Strait south of Celebes.
12. USAAF B-17s bomb Japanese shipping off Surumi, damaging two transports.


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walsh2509
01-09-2005, 12:18 AM
February 1942.
2. Japanese minesweeper sunk and two minesweepers damaged, by Dutch mines off Ambon, N.E.I.
3. Japanese naval land attack planes bomb ABDA operating base at Surabaya; other naval land attack planes bomb Malang, Java. These raids indicate for the first time that substantial Japanese air forces have been moved south. En route home from Malang, aircraft report presence of Allied naval force (RAdm Karel W.F.M. Doorman, RNN) off Madoera.
4. Japanese reconnaissance flying boats contact and shadow the allied force of four cruisers and accompanying destroyers attempting transit of Madoera Strait to attack Japanese Borneo invasion fleet. Japanese naval land attack planes bomb Doorman's ships, damaging heavy cruiser Houston (CA-30) and light cruiser Marblehead (CL-12). Dutch light cruisers De Ruyter and Tromp are slightly damaged by near-misses. Marblehead's extensive damage (only by masterful seamanship and heroic effort does she reach Tjilatjap after the battle) results in her being sent back to the United States via Ceylon and South Africa. Houston remains despite the loss of one-third of her main battery.
Asiatic Fleet (Adm Thomas C. Hart) ceases to exist organizationally. Units of Asiatic Fleet are organized into Naval Forces, Southwest Pacific Area (VAdm William A. Glassford).
Submarine Sculpin (SS-191) torpedoes Japanese destroyer as the latter patrols off Staring Bay, south of Kendari, Celebes.
5. Japanese planes bomb Allied shipping off Soembawa Island, N.E.I.; after destroyer Paul Jones (DD-230) is damaged by near-miss, she then rescues survivors of Dutch merchantman Tidore, which had run aground avoiding Japanese bombs.
7. Commander Naval Forces Southwest Pacific Area (VAdm Glassford) establishes headquarters at the port of Tjilatjap, on Java's south coast.
8. Japanese troops land at Gasmata, New Britain.
Submarine S-37 (SS-142) attacks Japanese convoy in Makassar Strait, and torpedoes destroyer Natsushio south of Makassar City, Celebes; it sinks the next day. S-37 survives resultant depth-charging.
9. Japanese planes bomb Batavia, Surabaya, and Malang, Java.
10. USAAF LB-30s [B-24 Liberators built to British specifications] bomb and damage Japanese seaplane carrier in Makassar Strait south of Celebes.
12. USAAF B-17s bomb Japanese shipping off Surumi, damaging two transports.


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