Australian soldiers operations on Tarakan island in Borneo, Indonesia during World War 2. Australian crew loads shells and fires an 80 mm mortar. An Australian Matilda tank and infantrymen advance along a jungle road. Australian soldiers throw grenades and fire machine pistols and rifles into the jungle from the road as they advance.
Australian operations on Tarakan island in Borneo, Indonesia during World War II. An Australian Matilda tank and infantrymen advance along a jungle road. Australian soldiers throw grenades and fire machine pistols and rifles into the jungle from the road as they advance. Tanks and troops advance and fire at buildings of water works. A water tank in the background. A soldier fires a machine pistol into the jungle.
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.
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.
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.
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.