Aftermaths on Balikapapan, Borneo island. Animated map shows bombing on Balikpapan. Views of Balikpapan harbor. Coastline of Balikpapan. First Allied plane (A Catalina) lands as it is greeted by Australians. Damaged airfield, Japanese guns including big guns, dual purpose guns, HOW and antiaircraft guns on airfield are examined by soldiers. Oil refinery on island.
An animated map shows Balikpapan in Borneo. U.S. aircraft Catalina taxi. Australian engineers greet the 13th Air Force airmen. Damage by a bomb caused at the Manggar Air strip in Borneo. Pandansari refinery and abandoned weapons at Balikpapan.
Allied Supreme Commander for the Pacific, General Douglas MacArthur, in Balikpapan, Borneo during World War 2. General MacArthur, Australian Brigadier, ,Sir Ivan Noel Dougherty, Commander of the 21st Infantry Brigade, and other officers inspect Balikpapan. Palm trees in the area. Th inspecting party climbs up a hill. General MacArthur and others look at the smoke rising from a coast in the distance. General MacArthur and others leave the beach in an LVT ( Landing Vehicle Tracked) . Oil refineries on fire at the coast as smoke rises. General MacArthur and others board a cruiser.
Allied troops invade Balikpapan, Borneo during World War II. Ships underway off the coast of Borneo. Allied troops fire heavy gun bombardment at the oil installation on island. Large smoke column rises. General of the United States Army Douglas MacArthur supervises the operation. Troops fire rockets. United States Navy attack. Australian 7th Division Military Forces and tanks advance on island. Flame throwers used to cause damage. Dead Japanese soldiers on ground. General MacArthur walks along with troops.
The Battle of Balikpapan in Netherlands East Indies during World War II. U.S. underwater demolition teams on a navy patrol boat prepare explosive charges for an attack on the underwater defenses of Balikpapan. Men spill out of their larger craft into a rubber boat alongside and then into the sea. The explosive packs are thrown overboard, timed with each man's take off. Many kinds of equipment, mine detonators, measuring lines and firearms are used for the mission. Men place explosives on shore defenses. Men are picked up after the job is done.
Scenes of the Allied bombardment and invasion of Japanese-held Balikpapan in Borneo, during World War II. Bombers of the U.S. 13th Air Force making numerous strikes against Japanese coastal defenses, oil installations and airfields at Balikpapan, Borneo. Scenes of accompanying naval bombardment by warships of the U.S. 7th fleet supplemented by elements of the Australian and Netherlands Navies. General Douglas MacArthur observing operations from the deck of a ship. The Australian 7th Division, composed of the 18th, 21st and 25th Infantry Brigades, with support troops, making an amphibious landing a few miles north of Balikpapan. Australian troops wading ashore from landing craft. Australian armor and other vehicles on shore. Infantry advance supported by Matilda tanks of the 1st Armored Regiment. Australian troops firing machine guns, 5 pounder howitzers, and wielding flame throwers. A Japanese soldier runs from a bunker, with body and clothes aflame. General Douglas MacArthur and Australian officers inspecting the beachhead. Views of Shell Oil Company facilities destroyed by Allied pre-invasion bombing and shelling.