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    Jakarta (Batavia, Djogkarta, Jacarta, Djakarta, Jogkarta) Java Indonesia

Location
Lat 6° 10' 28S Long 106° 49' 46E  Jakarta is located on the northern coast of western Java. During the Dutch colonial era, known as Batavia. Also known as Djogkarta, Jacarta, Djakarta or Jogkarta. Today, the city is part of the Jakarta Special Capital City Region. Today, Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia.

Wartime History
On March 1, 1942 the Japanese "Western landing force" landed at Batavia and quickly occupied the area. Meanwhile, the "Eastern landing force" landed 100 miles west of Soerabaja. These landings began the Japanese occupation of Java.

After August 1943, a German U-Boat satalite station was located here, with the main base at Penang, used to outfit submarines for patrols in the Indian Ocean. The Japanese occupied the city for the duration of the Pacific War until the official surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945.

Tjililitan Airfield (Batavia)
Located to the south of Batavia

Tjisaoek Airfield
Located to the south of Batavia

Bandoeng West Airfield (Andir)
Located in west Java near Bandoeng

Bandoeng Airfield (Boea Batoe)
Located in west Java near Bandoeng

Jakarta War Cemetery
Commonwealth War Cemtery with over 1,000 graves.

Netherlands Field of Honour, Jakarta Selatan (South Jakarta)
Located adjacent to the Jakarta War Cemetery.

Java POW Camps D.X.Y. (Batavia) Java 6-107
Used to detain Allied Prisoners of War (POW) including the crew of USS Perch SS-176. Surviving prisoners were liberated at the end of the Pacific War.

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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