The Battle of Balikpapan, Borneo, during World War II.
Borneo Date:1945 Duration:2 min 43 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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