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Schilling, Wijbrandus (1890-1958)

Schilling commanded 1 Division in western Java when war broke out in the Pacific. Schilling correctly anticipated that the Japanese would land at Bantam Bay, and he planned to use 1 Regiment to attempt to hold up the Japanese long enough for 2 Regiment and Blackforce (a composite Allied unit) to counterattack. This plan collapsed when 230 Regiment successfully flanked the Dutch roadblock.

Service record

1941
Major general      Commander, I Detachment, Java
1941

Commander, 1 Division, Java
1942-3     

Surrenders his command to the Japanese

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-10-10)



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