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OILFIELD TAKEN

AUSTRALIAN SUCCESS

Forces Press Deeper Into

Borneo

-ssra&S: » ,»sss 55 «?L es A n orth-east of Balik Papan as the Australians pressed enemv IZT $ eeper , in 'and in all Si says General Mac Arthur's com ™S e ;Air and light naval £3S )w!S?L nume * oua fires a nd much destruction in attacks - araiWit enemy coastal targets * S St « P t «™ h ? lanes sank a and H\ « re . to on f a t Samarinda and set fire to another at Bandiermasin,

south, of Ballk Papan. Fighters set nre to a fuel barge and heavily damaged a riverboat near Sibu. Fifth and Seventh Air Force fighter-bombers made low-level bombing and strafing attacks on railway communications, shipping and the waterfront areas in Southern Kyushu, and in waters to the south. Railway tunnels, north-west and south-west of Kagoshima, the principal port and important rail centre of South-east Kyushu, were sealed by direct bomb hits. A third tunnel was damaged. Many water craft near Miyaoaki, on the east coast, were left unserviceable. Docks were set on fire and a 10,000-ton cargo ship destroyed off Amami Island. Scheduled attacks on Formosa were cancelled because of adverse weather.

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OILFIELD TAKEN, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 170, 20 July 1945

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OILFIELD TAKEN Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 170, 20 July 1945

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