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    Efogi Central Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Efogi is located on the Kokoda Trail on the southern slope of the Owen Stanley Mountains at an elevation of roughly 5,029'. To the north is Templeton's Crossing and to the south is Brigade Hill.

Wartime History
The Australian Army, 21st Brigade withdrew from Efogi to Ioribaiwa. This location was the fourth staging post. By September 6, 1942 Australian troops fall back to the vicinity of the Efogi Spur beyond Gap Mountain.

American missions against Efogi
September 7, 1942

September 7, 1942
(5th AF) A-20s and P-400s strafe and bomb positions at Myola Lake and Efogi.

September 8, 1942
(5th AF) P-400s bomb and strafe the Efogi area where Australian forces are hard pressed by the Japanese.

September 9, 1942
(5th AF) A-20s, in support of encircled Australian ground forces, strafe and bomb troops in the Efogi Spur area.

September 11, 1942
(5th AF) B-26s hit Efogi.

September 12, 1942
(
5th AF) One Havoc bombed and strafed the track from Efogi to Menari. A Japanese ammunition dump was blown up at Efogi.

September 15, 1942
(5th AF) B-25s hit Buna and Sanananda and attack camps at Efogi

PARTIAL LIST

October 3, 1942
(5th AF) A-20s bomb andstrafe Efogi. P-40s strafe the Efogi-Buna trail,

References
Field Guide to the Kokoda Track

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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