Back in 2008, in Weekend Wings #28, I profiled a raid on the oil refineries at Balikpapan (now part of Indonesia) by US bombers during 1944. It was one of the most difficult and demanding air attacks of the Pacific War. Some time later, Mr. Pete Hobstetter contacted me to inform me that his father had flown on that raid. He allowed me to reproduce some of his father's recollections of the mission. (Some other children of those who flew on that mission added their comments below that post - they're worth reading.)
Today I received another e-mail from Mr. Hobstetter. He's compiled a video documentary on the Balikpapan raid. I've embedded it below.
Thanks for letting me know about your video report, Mr. Hobstetter. The Balikpapan raid remains a remarkable achievement in the face of tremendous odds, and an example to all who serve.