Commands: 18th Netherlands East Indies Squadron

DESIGNATION: 18th Netherlands East Indies Squadron ACTIVATION: April 4, 1942 CAMPAIGNS: New Guinea, New Britain, Dutch East Indies Most members of the 18th Netherlands East Indies Squadron were airmen who had escaped from Dutch possessions when the Japanese invaded Southeast Asia in late 1941 and early 1942. Making their way to Australia, the experienced pilots … Continue reading Commands: 18th Netherlands East Indies Squadron