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American missions against Tarakan, Tarakan Island and Tarakan Airfield
January 7, 1942–June 12, 1945

January 7, 1942
B-17's, out of Malang,attack Japanese landing forces at Tarakan.

November 18, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s, with P-38s and P-47s supporting, launch a major strike against oil installations at Tarakan; other B-24s and B-25s hit shipping off Tarakan.

Click For EnlargementNovember 26, 1944
(FEAF) Aerial reconnaissance photograph over Tarakan.

December 18, 1944
(FEAF) Fighter-bombers attack airfield and targets of opportunity in the Tarakan.

February 22, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s bomb Tarakan.

February 27, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s bomb Tarakan.

March 1, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s bomb Tarakan.

March 16, 1945
(FEAF) B-25s attack Tarakan Airfield.

April 3, 1945
(FEAF) Figher-bombers hit targets at Tarakan.

April 5, 1945
(FEAF) P-38s hit Tarakan.

April 11, 1945
(FEAF) P-38s attack gun positions at Tarakan.

April 16, 1945
(FEAF) P-38s pound Lingkas Tank Farm and other targets at Tarakan.

April 18, 1945
(FEAF) B-25s and P-38s hit Tarakan.

April 19, 1945
(FEAF) Tarakan is hit by a light B-25 strike.

April 20, 1945
(FEAF) P-38s and B-25s hit Tarakan.

April 21, 1945
(FEAF) P-38s hit Tarakan.

April 23, 1945
(FEAF) P-38s drop napalm on Tarakan.

April 26, 1945
(FEAF) B-25s and fighters hit targets on Tarakan.

April 27, 1945
(FEAF) B-25s bomb Tarakan.

April 28, 1945
(FEAF) B-25s and P-38s hit Tarakan.

April 29, 1945
(FEAF) B-25s bomb Tarakan.

April 30, 1945
(FEAF) P-38s hit Tarakan.
(Australian Army) Australian Army landings at Tarakan code named Operation Oboe 1 begin with two preliminary operations with the 2/4th Commando Squadron and one Battery of the 2/7th Field Regiment landing at nearby Sadau Island.

May 1, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s support Australian landings on Tarakan and B-25s attack Tarakan.
(USN) Amphibious Group Six landed Australian Army soldiers at Tarakan supported by Task Group commanded by Rear Admiral Russell S Berkley with additional elements were provided by the U. S. Navy 7th Fleet, including Australian ships.
(Australian Army) The 9th Division, 26th Infantry Brigade lands at Tarakan.

May 2, 1945
(FEAF) B-25s continue support for Australian troops on Tarakan.

May 3, 1945
(FEAF) B-25s continue support of ground forces on Tarakan.

May 4, 1945
(FEAF) B-25s and P-38s support ground forces on Tarakan.

May 5, 1945
(FEAF) B-25s and P-38s support Australian forces on Tarakan.

May 6, 1945
(FEAF) B-25s support Australian troops on Tarakan.

May 7, 1945
(FEAF) B-25s, and P-38s hit gun positions and HQ on Tarakan.

May 9, 1945
(FEAF) B-25s, and P-38s hit gun positions and HQ on Tarakan.

May 12, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s, B-25s, and P-38s hit troops on Tarakan.

May 13, 1945
(FEAF) B-25s and P-38s bomb Sandakan and support ground forces on Tarakan.

May 14, 1945
(FEAF) B-25s support ground forces on Tarakan.

May 15, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s and B-25s hit Miri and Kudat Airfields and support ground forces on Tarakan.

May 16, 1945
(FEAF) P-38s also support ground forces on Tarakan.

May 18, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s and P-38s attack defenses on Tarakan.

May 19, 1945
(FEAF) P-38s, attack targets on Tarakan.

May 20, 1945
(FEAF) P-38s hit Tarakan.

May 21, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s hit troop concentrations on Tarakan.

May 22, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers attack Jesselton, Kudat, Bintula, and Tarakan.

May 23, 1945
(FEAF) Tarakan is hit by fighter-bombers.

May 25, 1945
B-24s bomb Tarakan while B-25s and P-38s support ground action on Tarakan.

May 26, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers hit Tarakan.

May 27, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s, B-25s and fighter-bombers hit targets on Tarakan.

June 1, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s and P-38s hit Tarakan troop concentrations.

June 2, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s hit Tarakan.

June 4, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s support ground forces on Tarakan.

June 5, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s hit Tarakan.

June 6, 1945
(FEAF) B-24s, B-25s, and fighter-bombers support troops on Tarakan.

June 11, 1944
(FEAF) B-24s support ground forces on Tarakan.

June 12, 1945
(FEAF) Fighter-bombers concentrate on Tarakan.



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