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Engineers of the Australian 2/13 field company resting aboard a landing craft after a failed attempt to reach coastal wire defenses off Lingkas, Tarakan, Borneo, 30 Apr 1945A Company of the Australian 2/23 Infantry Battalion advancing through wrecked oil storage tanks at tank hill, Tarakan, 1 May 1945
Engineers of the Australian 2/13 field company resting aboard a landing craft after a failed attempt to reach coastal wire defenses off Lingkas, Tarakan, Borneo, 30 Apr 1945A Company of the Australian 2/23 Infantry Battalion advancing through wrecked oil storage tanks at tank hill, Tarakan, 1 May 1945
Men of the Australian 2/48 Infantry Battalion in landing craft, Tarakan, Borneo, 1 May 1945Private D. E. Hailey and T. M. Conway of the Australian 2/23 Infantry Battalion in their Bren gun pit on the forward slope of B Company position, Tarakan, Borneo, May 1945
Men of the Australian 2/48 Infantry Battalion in landing craft, Tarakan, Borneo, 1 May 1945Private D. E. Hailey and T. M. Conway of the Australian 2/23 Infantry Battalion in their Bren gun pit on the forward slope of B Company position, Tarakan, Borneo, May 1945
General Thomas Blamey and Brigadier David Whitehead inspecting a captured Japanese Type 96 25mm anti-aircraft gun, Essex Ridge, Tarakan Island, Borneo, 8 May 1945View of airstrip on Tarakan, Borneo, showing extensive damage sustained during battle and some reconstruction efforts commited by 1st and 8th Airfield construction Squadrons of RAAF, 21 May 1945
General Thomas Blamey and Brigadier David Whitehead inspecting a captured Japanese Type 96 25mm anti-aircraft gun, Essex Ridge, Tarakan Island, Borneo, 8 May 1945View of airstrip on Tarakan, Borneo, showing extensive damage sustained during battle and some reconstruction efforts commited by 1st and 8th Airfield construction Squadrons of RAAF, 21 May 1945
Men of the Royal Netherlands Indies Army Forces conducting mop-up operations on Tarakan, Borneo, late May 1945Australian Lt Col Mervyn Jeanes, US Gen Douglas MacArthur, and Australian Lt Gen Leslie Morshead inspecting positions held by Jeanes
Men of the Royal Netherlands Indies Army Forces conducting mop-up operations on Tarakan, Borneo, late May 1945Australian Lt Col Mervyn Jeanes, US Gen Douglas MacArthur, and Australian Lt Gen Leslie Morshead inspecting positions held by Jeanes' men of 2/43rd Infantry Battalion at Labuan, Borneo, 10 Jun 1945
Beaufighter aircraft of No. 31 Squadron RAAF landing at an airfield on Tarakan Island off Borneo, 28 Jun 1945Private Aubrey Carl Kotz and Private W. Spence of 7 Platoon, A Company, Australian 2/10 Battalion during Battle of Balikpapan, Borneo, 3 Jul 1945; note PIAT
Beaufighter aircraft of No. 31 Squadron RAAF landing at an airfield on Tarakan Island off Borneo, 28 Jun 1945Private Aubrey Carl Kotz and Private W. Spence of 7 Platoon, A Company, Australian 2/10 Battalion during Battle of Balikpapan, Borneo, 3 Jul 1945; note PIAT
Australian Army Lieutenant MG Searles, 2/25 infantry battalion, inspecting a Japanese Jeep found abandoned on the Milford highway near Popes Track, Balikpapan area, Borneo, 22 Jul 1945
Australian Army Lieutenant MG Searles, 2/25 infantry battalion, inspecting a Japanese Jeep found abandoned on the Milford highway near Popes Track, Balikpapan area, Borneo, 22 Jul 1945
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