Borneo Campaign (1945) order of battle

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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]

Allied forces[edit]

Japanese forces[edit]

Battle of Tarakan (1945)[edit]

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

Ground forces[edit]

Royal Netherlands East Indies Army

  • 2nd Company, 1st Battalion Netherlands East Indies Army [1][permanent dead link]United States Army
  • Composite Company, 727th Amphibian Tractor Battalion
  • Company, 593rd Engineer Boat and Shore Battalion

Air units[edit]

Naval units[edit]

Japanese units[edit]

  • 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]

Allied units[edit]

Ground forces[edit]

  • Australian 7th Division
    • 2/7th Cavalry (Commando) Regiment
    • 2/1st Pioneer Battalion
    • 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion
    • B Company, 2/1st Guard Regiment (4 platoons)
    • Artillery
      • 2/4 Field Regiment
      • 2/5 Field Regiment
      • 2/6 Field Regiment
      • 2/2 Tank Attack Regiment
    • Engineers
      • 2/4 Field Company
      • 2/5 Field Company
      • 2/6 Field Company
      • 2/9 Field Company
      • 2/25 Field Park Company
    • 18th Infantry Brigade
      • 2/9 Battalion
      • 2/10 Battalion
      • 2/12 Battalion
    • 21st Infantry Brigade
      • 2/14 Battalion
      • 2/16 Battalion
      • 2/27 Battalion
    • 25th Infantry Brigade
      • 2/25 Battalion
      • 2/31 Battalion
      • 2/33 Battalion
  • I Australian Corps units allocated to the 7th Australian Division:
    • 1st Armoured Regiment
    • 2/1st Armoured Brigade Reconnaissance Squadron (-)
    • 2/1st Composite AA Regiment
  • 2 Beach Group
    • 2/2 Pioneer Battalion
    • 2/11 Field Company

Royal Netherlands East Indies Army

  • 1 Company, 1st NEI Battalion

United States Army

    • 727th Amphibian Tractor Battalion (less one company)
    • Company, 672nd Amphibian Tractor Battalion
    • Boat company, Boat Battalion, 593rd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment

Air units[edit]

Royal Australian Air Force

United States Army Air Forces

United States Marine Corps

United States Navy

  • Fleet Air Wing 17 (Palawan Island)
    • Patrol Bombing Squadron 128 (VPB-128) (PV-1)
    • Patrol Bombing Squadron 106 (VPB-106) (PB4Y-2)
    • Patrol Bombing Squadron 111 (VPB-111) (PB4Y-2)
  • Navy Escort Carrier Group 40 (CVEG-40) on carrier Suwannee

Naval forces[edit]

Japanese Units[edit]

  • 22nd Base Force
  • 454th Independent Infantry Bn

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stanley (1997). Pages 213–218.

References[edit]

  • 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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