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BALIK PAPAN AREA Australians' Fourth Big-Scale Operation N.Z. Press Association—Copyright Rec. 2 p.m. MANILA, July 22. Australian Seventh Division troops, in new landings without opposition in Balik Papan Bay, .South-east Borneo, on Friday night established a six-mile beachhead between the villages of Tempadoeng and Bernagoe, reports the New York Times correspondent in Borneo. The landings, which are the fourth big-scale operation of the kind on the island, give Australians control of virtually all the bays and navigable waters in the area.

The Australians now occupy a strip of approximately 15 miles along the eastern shore of the bay, as well as a strip of about 12 miles on the western shore. American rocket ships on Friday sailed up the Riko River and blasted a supposed Japanese barge hide-out near the headwaters of the river with rockets and 3in shells. Attacks on the Celebes reached their peak when Liberators wiped out the town of Tobili, on Shildpad Island, in the eastern section of the Celebes, which probably has the largest concentration of Japanese troops eastward of Borneo. Liberators also blasted airfields f ron ] where planes might have interfered ■with the Australian landings.

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BORNEO LANDING, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 172, 23 July 1945

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BORNEO LANDING Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 172, 23 July 1945

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