Deutsch: Die Schlacht in der Javasee in Südostasien zwischen japanischen und alliierten Flotteneinheiten fand im Zweiten Weltkrieg während des Pazifikkriegs am 27. und 28. Februar 1942 statt.
English: The Battle of the Java Sea was a major naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II. Allied navies suffered a series of disastrous defeats at the hand of the Imperial Japanese Navy, in actions over several days in February-March 1942.
Bombs from a Japanese aircraft falling around the Netherlands Cruiser Java during the Battle of the Java Sea
Bomb spray surrounds the Royal Netherlands cruiser, Java, during a Japanese air attack
A port side view of Admiral (Adm) Doorman's flagship, De Ruyter, at anchor shortly before her loss in the Battle of the Java Sea
Japanese cruiser Haguro (pictured) sank HNLMS De Ruyter, killing Admiral Karel Doorman
A formation of Japanese bombers attacking warships in the Java Sea, seen from the Australian cruiser, HMAS Hobart
HMS Exeter under Attack
Bomb spray obscures the British cruiser HMS Exeter as Exeter and the Australian cruiser, HMAS Hobart, manoeuver during a Japanese air attack
HMS Exeter sinking during the Battle of the Java Sea on 28 February 1942.