9° 7' 53S Long 147° 40' 22E Kagi village is located at ab elevation of 5,029' / 1,532m in the Owen Stanley Range in Central Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Borders the "old" Kokoda
Trail. Located to the north of Efogi and west of Myola
south of Kokoda.
On September 4, 1942 Lt. Col Copper and A and B companies were recalled an retreated through Kagi, evacuated that night. Occupied in late September on their advance southward. After the Japanese began their withdrawal in early October, the village was re-occupied on October 12, 1942 and the Australian 2/25th moved along the track past Kagi.
Allied missions against Kagi
August 12 - October 1, 1942
Although it had a limited role during the Kokoda campaign, it is used by trekkers crossing the trail as a stopover location or way point on their treks. Some, choose to fly into Kagi Airfield and only walk the Kagi-Kokoda portion of the trail.
Postwar airfield. A civilian crashed near this airstrip in the 1980s
Bogus 'Body' Hanging Along Kokoda
During late August 2008, a report from Kokoda Trail trekkers claimed they had seen 'the body of an airmen in a parachute hanging in a tree' . Australian authorities investigated, and found the report to be bogus.
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September 9, 2018