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    North Embi Airfield (Dobodura No. 12) Oro Province PNG
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5th AF August 1943

Location
North Embi Airfield (Dobodura No. 12) was located near Embi to the east of Dubodura, and Horanda Drome (Dobodura 4). A single runway parallel to the road connecting to Borio and Oro Bay. Also known as "Dobodura No. 12" or "North Embi Airfield".

Unclear if this airfield was also one of the Embi Airfield No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 runways or another.

Construction
Built by the US Army late 1943 as a single runway with ravetments on both sides. Taxiways connected directly to North Borio Airfield (Dobodura No. 15) located to the northwest.

World War II Pacific Theatre History
Used as an American fighter airfield during late 1943 and early 1944.

American units assigned to North Embi (Dobodura No. 12)
475th FG, 431st FS (P-38) 12 Mile Drome October 3, 1943 - March 26, 1944 Nadzab No 3

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April 5, 2018

 

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