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An Allied estimate of Japanese units in Borneo at the end of April 1945

A map showing the progress of the Borneo campaign

This is the complete order of battle of Allied and Japanese forces during the Borneo campaign of 1945. As the campaign was fought in three geographically separate areas and the same air and naval units supported more than one of these battles the order of battle is split into the three areas.

Summary order of battle[edit | edit source]

Allied forces[edit | edit source]

Japanese forces[edit | edit source]

Battle of Tarakan (1945)[edit | edit source]

Allied units ("Oboe One Force")[edit | edit source]

Ground forces[edit | edit source]

Royal Netherlands East Indies Army

  • 2nd Company, 1st Battalion Netherlands East Indies Army [2]

United States Army

Air units[edit | edit source]

Naval units[edit | edit source]

Japanese units[edit | edit source]

  • Army-Navy Headquarters
    • 455th Independent Infantry Battalion
      • 1 Company
      • 2 Company
      • 3 Company
      • 4 Company
      • Machine Gun Company
    • 2nd Naval Guard Force
      • 1 Company
      • 2 Company
      • Air Defence Unit

Battle of Balikpapan (1945)[edit | edit source]

Allied units ("Oboe Two Force")[edit | edit source]

Ground forces[edit | edit source]

Air units[edit | edit source]

Royal Australian Air Force

United States Army Air Forces

United States Marine Corps

United States Navy

Naval forces[edit | edit source]

Japanese units[edit | edit source]

  • IJA 37th Army[citation needed]
    • 56th Independent Mixed Brigade
    • 71st Independent Mixed Brigade
    • 25th Independent Mixed Regiment
    • 432nd,[citation needed] 454th,[4] 455th, 553rd, 554th, 774th Independent Infantry Battalions[citation needed]
    • 20th, 22nd Independent Machine Gun Battalions
    • 64th Independent AA Gun Company
    • 307th, 332nd Independent Motorcar Company
    • 103rd Field Road Unit
    • 75th Construction Duty Unit
    • 147th Line-of-Communication Hospital
    • 37th Army MP
    • 4th Signal Unit[citation needed]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Stanley (1997). Pages 213–218.
  2. http://www.nederland-australie2006.nl/geschiedenis/au/html/bondgenoten_operaties4.html][dead link]
  3. Long 1963, p. 507
  4. 4.0 4.1 Long 1963, p. 526

References[edit | edit source]

  • Australian Official Histories of World War II
  • ‘Japanese Monograph Number 26: Borneo Operations. 1941–1945’ in War in Asia and the Pacific. Volume 6. The Southern Area (Part I).
  • Wesley Craven and James Cate (1953), The Army Air Forces in World War Two. Volume V: Matterhorn to Nagasaki. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C.
  • Samuel Eliot Morison (1989), The Liberation of the Philippines: Luzon, Mindanao, the Visayas 1944–1945. Little, Brown and Company, Boston.
  • Royal Navy (1959), Naval Staff History Second World War: War with Japan, Volume VI; The Advance to Japan. British Admiralty, London.
  • Peter Stanley (1997), Tarakan. An Australian Tragedy. Allen & Unwin, Sydney. ISBN 1-86448-278-8

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