The Dutch East Indies Campaign 1941-1942
The Biographies section includes short biographies and in some cases also photos of Dutch, British, Australian, American and Japanese high ranking officers - generals and admirals, who played a significant role during the Dutch East Indies Campaign 1941-1942. If you have any comments, remarks, corrections or wish to contribute some biographical information, please contact me.
MY SPECIAL THANKS goes to Gerard Horneman, Graham Donaldson, Mike Yaklich, Jan Visser, James A. Broshot, Akira Takizawa, Henry Klom, Hidde Stauthamer, Richard Pelvin, Dan Muir, Stephen Hagen, Lynna Kay Shuffield and Vic Campbell who made this site possible.
• Lieutenant-General Hein Ter Poorten • Lieutenant-General Gerardus J. Berenschot • Major-General Jacob J. Pesman • Major-General Wijbrandus Schilling • Major-General Pierre A. Cox • Major-General Gustav A. Ilgen • Major-General Tjalling Bakker • Major-General Roelof T. Overakker
• Captain Jacob P. van Helsdingen fighter ace
• Brigadier Arthur S. Blackburn
United States of America
• Major-General J. F. Barnes
• Admiral Thomas C. Hart • Rear-Admiral William R. Purnell
• Rear-Admiral William A. Glassford, Jr.
• General Sir Archibald P. Wavell
• Lieutenant-General Arthur E. Percival
• Lieutenant-General Sir Henry R. Pownall
• Major-General Sir Hervey D. W. Sitwell• Major-General Sir Ian S. Playfair
Imperial Japanese Army
• Lieutenant-General Hitoshi Imamura • Lieutenant-General Masao Maruyama • Major-General Kiyotake Kawaguchi • Major-General Shizuo Sakaguchi • Major-General Takeo Ito • Major-General Yuitsu Tsuchihashi • Colonel Toshishige Shoji
Imperial Japanese Navy
• Vice-Admiral Chuichi Nagumo • Vice-Admiral Jisaburo Ozawa • Vice-Admiral Ibo Takahashi • Vice-Admiral Nobutake Kondo • Vice-Admiral Nishio Tsukahara • Rear-Admiral Takeo Takagi • Rear-Admiral Shoji Nishimura • Rear-Admiral Takeo Kurita • Rear-Admiral Raizo Tanaka • Rear-Admiral Kyuji Kubo • Rear-Admiral Ruitaro Fujita • Rear-Admiral Shintaro Hashimoto • Rear-Admiral Sueto Hirose • Rear-Admiral Kenzaburo Hara • Rear-Admiral Kakaji Kakuta • Rear-Admiral Kouichiro Hatakeyama