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    Embi Oro Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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USAAF August 1943
Location
Embi village is located to the southeast of Dobodura. Today located in Oro Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Wartime History
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 U. S. Army built a road from Borio (Boru) to Embi and onward to Oro Bay. Also, the U. S. Army built Embi Airfield with four runways plus North Embi Airfield (Dobodura No. 12).

Embi Airfield
Built by the U. S. Army with four runways: Embi No. 1, Embi No. 2, Embi No. 3 and Embi No. 4

North Embi Airfield No. 12 (Dobodura No. 12)
Single runway airfield built by American forces in early 1943

References
My Brother Vivian page 53

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