In 1944 Jim Radford was a 15 year old ‘galley boy’ serving with the Merchant Navy on the Empire.
One of the Most Intense Aerial & Naval Bombardments
During WWII, the 1945 attack on Balikpapan was described as "hell on earth" by those who witnessed it. This rare footage shows the epic scale of the assault, in which 3,000 tons of aerial bombs and 46,800 of naval ammunitions were used. From: FALL OF JAPAN: IN COLOR -- http://bit.ly/1Hqmwrp