World War 2 Events by Country - Netherlands

Listing of all day-by-day events of the Second World War related to the nation of Netherlands.

World War 2 spanned across language barriers, cultures, and borders as it wreaked havoc around the globe. The conflict was made up of several major theaters - spanning nearly all oceans and continents - which contained many individual campaigns and, within these, key battles and events on both the military and political spectrums. The war was fought with equal fervor and verocity across the land, on the sea (and under it), and in the air as millions of men and women answered the call of their respective flags - or happened to find themselves in the war's path with no option but to fight. In the end, the fractured world opened its eyes to a new order - one that would usher in a whole new trial in the Cold War and lead to the establishment of dozens of independent countries heading towards the end of the century.

There are a total of (7) World War 2 Events by Country - Netherlands events in the database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events may also be included for perspective.

Day-by-Day Timeline of Events

Wednesday, October 16th, 1940

The Dutch East Indies government and Japan agree to a six-months-long transfer of oil.

Wednesday, May 15th, 1940

After periods of heavy bombing all across Rotterdam, the Dutch surrender to the Germans.

Sunday, January 11th, 1942

Three Japanese amphibious forces take on the Dutch East Indies.

Saturday, February 14th, 1942

By this time, the Japanese have captured Borneo, Celebes and Sarawak.

Sunday, March 8th, 1942

By this date, the Japanese capture the Dutch East Indies with the occupations of Bali, Timor and Java.

Sunday, March 8th, 1942

Japan invades New Guinea.

Tuesday, February 22nd, 1944

Bad weather forces many-an-inflight accident for US bomber groups. Some 41 aircraft are lost. Nijmegen is accidentally bombed, causing over 200 civilian deaths.

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