WWII Images Historical Events Books Daily
HOME contact
Recent News

Timeline Event:

Feb 27, 1942

The Battle of the Java Sea began when the ABDA allied naval force attempted to stop the Japanese invasion of Java. Led by Dutch Rear Admiral K.W.F.M Doorman, the allied naval force was decimated in a seven hour battle. Lost in battle were Dutch cruisers Java and De Ruyter (Doorman’s flagship), the British destroyers Electra and Jupiter and the Netherlands destroyer Kortenauer. Communication difficulties played a large part in the defeat and the Japanese invasion continued.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

ItemType:  Event

Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command

Date Added: 2011-02-27

Tags: ABDA, Java Sea

History to Share?

Help us record history!

Do you have something to share regarding WWII?

Send us your facts, figures, stories, photos or (oops!) corrections to steve@wwarii.com.




home | privacy policy | terms & conditions | contact