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    Efogi Central Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Location
Efogi is located at an elevation of roughly 5,029' on the Kokoda Trail on the southern slopes of the Owen Stanley Range. Today located in Central Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG). To the northeast is Kagi and to the southwest is Brigade Hill.

Prewar
Efogi village was a prewar native village at this location on the south side of the ridge spanning a quarter mile.

Wartime History
During the Kokoda campaing, Efogi was the fourth staging post. On September 6, 1942 Australian Army soldiers fall back to the vicinity of the Efogi Spur beyond Gap Mountain. Later the 21st Brigade withdrew from Efogi to Ioribaiwa.

American missions against Efogi
September 7, 1942–October 3, 1942

Today
Postwar, Efogi was settled at a different location than the prewar village. Today, Efogi No. 1 is roughly 1.5km away from the wartime site at Lat 9° 9' 15S Long 147° 39' 49E and further to the northeast is Efogi No. 2.

Efogi Airport
Built postwar.

References
Field Guide to the Kokoda Track by Bill James (2006) pages 217 (Efogi village), 218 (map Menari to Efogi), 219 (map profile Menari to Efogi), 231 (map Brigade Hill September 6-8, 1942), 261-262 (Efogi)

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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