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A city of Indonesia in southeast Borneo on an inlet of Makassar Strait. It is a major port and oil center.


(Placename) a city in Indonesia, on the SE coast of Borneo. Pop: 409 023 (2000)


(ˈbɑ lɪkˈpɑ pɑn)

a seaport on E Borneo, in central Indonesia. 344,405.
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The four ships of his Destroyer Division 59 had somehow slipped through a screen of Japanese destroyers off Balikpapan, Borneo, at 2:30 a.
Navy veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific aboard the escort carrier, USS GILBERT ISLANDS (CVE 107) and participated in the battles of Okinawa and Balikpapan, Borneo.
Ibo Takahashi's Third Fleet during the conquest of the Philippines (December 1941-May 1942), the capture of Balikpapan, Borneo (January 1942), and the battle of the Java Sea (February 27); as commander of Cruiser Division 7 (June), he took part in the naval campaign around Guadalcanal, notably leading the cruiser bombardment of American positions on the island itself (night November 12-13); promoted to vice admiral (1943); he commanded C Force, or Southern Force, in an effort to reach the American shipping in Leyte Gulf through Surigao Strait as part of the SHO plan (October 1944); encountered heavy naval resistance, first from American PT boats and destroyers, and then from the six elderly but skillfully positioned battleships of Adm.