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    Dobodura (Dobuduru) Oro Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Lat 8° 46' 0S Long 148° 22' 0E  Dobodura village is located near to the north of the Samboga River. Also known as Dobudura, Dobodura or Doboduru.

Wartime History
By late November 1942, the U. S. Army developed Dobodura Airfield with other runways built at nearby Embi and Borio (Boru). In total, at least fifteen airfields were built in the area.

Allied units based at Dobodura
Australian Army, 11th Division, Headquarters until October 1943 flown to Dumpu
U.S. Army, 36th Infantry Division April 24 - June 25, 1944 amphibious and jungle training

Dobodura Airfield Complex
Built by the US Army, There was a total of fifteen Allied airfields built in the Dobodura area.

P-40E "Suzy"
Abandoned in the kunai until 1991, when exported.  Whereabouts today unknown

P-40 Kittyhawk
Crash site wreckage near Dobodura

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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