WW2 in South East Asia | Timor Convoy (1942)

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  • Published on:  10/9/2019
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    Chapters:

    Introduction: [0:00]
    Timor: Situation: [1:03]
    Order of Battle - Allied: [03:52]
    Order of Battle - Japan: [06:16]
    Timor Convoy: [08:16]
    Timor Convoy - The Dogfight: [10:30]
    Timor Convoy - The Battles: [13:15]
    Timor Convoy - The Fate : [18:37]

    The Timor Convoy was a convoy carrying troops to reinforce forces already defending Timor. Escorting USAT Meigs, SS Mauna Loa, SS Portmar, and Tulagi, USS Houston with the destroyer USS Peary and sloops HMAS Warrego and HMAS Swan departed Darwin before two in the morning of 15 February for Koepang, Dutch Timor. However, the convoy was spotted by a Japanese patrol flying boat, and later, faced an attack from Japanese bombers, who try to prevent the convoy from reaching Koepang.

    In this video, you will find an animated map of the details of operation by the Japanese empire and The Allied defence. The Timor Convoy is one of the forgotten battles in the Pacific War.
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    References:

    Jeremy Cox - Rising Sun, Falling Skies: The Disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II

    Bobby R. Alford - Darwin 1942 : The Japanese attack on Australia

    Tom Lewis - Carrier Attack Darwin 1942 : The Complete Guide to Australia's Own Pearl Harbor

    Tom Womack - The Allied Defense of the Malay Barrier, 1941-1942

    The Operations of the Navy in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal - Compiled by The War History Office of the National Defense College of Japan

    Music:

    Video Game Soldiers by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/295/video-game-soldiers
    Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org

    All This - Scoring Action by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300001
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    It Is Lost by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100190
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    Battle Hymn of the Republic - The U.S. Army Band

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