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    Embogo Oro Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Lat 8° 50' 60S Long 148° 28' 0E  Embogo village located on the north coast of New Guinea, to the north is Cape Sudest and south is the mouth of the Eroro River and Oro Bay.

Wartime History
During October to November 1942 an Australian Army Infantry Brigade departed Milne Bay along the north coast to Wanigela, then across Cape Nelson to Embogo to stage for the assault against the Japanese beachhead at Buna-Gona-Sanananda.

After the Battle of Buna, this area was developed by the U. S. Army with an LST Landing built on the coast north of the village. Roads were built connecting to Cape Sudest to the north and southward to Oro Bay. Another "Low Road" was constructed inland towards Embi.

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Last Updated
April 5, 2018

 

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