Embi village is located to the southeast of Dobodura.
On August 14, 1942 a group of civilian missionaries including: Miss, Brenchley, Miss Lashmar, Mr. Duffill, Mr. Anthony Gore, his son and wife Mrs. Gore were detained by Orokaiva people led by Embogi, a former Police Boy. The group turned over to the Japanese at Embi were interrogated and transported by truck to Buna. Possibly, Captain Austin and Father Holland were also present in this group, or were killed elsewhere or earlier.
During early 1943, the US Army built a road from Borio (Boru) to Embi and onward to Oro Bay and built the Embi Airfield complex.
Embi Airfield (No 1, No 2, No 3, No 4)
Four airstrips built by the US Army
Embi Airstrip No. 12 (Dobodura No. 12)
Single runway airfield built by American forces in early 1943
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January 11, 2018