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8th FG c1943

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5th AF August 1943

North Borio Airfield located was located to the south of Borio (Boru) and to the southeast of Dobodura and Horanda. To the south is Embi Creek. Also known as Dobodura No. 15.

Built by American forces in early 1943. Parallel to Borio Airstrip (No. 11). Located near the Borio and Manlilo villages, not completed until after mid-1943. Taxiways spanned the single runway, and connected it to North Embi Airstrip No 12 and Borio Airstrip No. 10.

American units based at North Borio (No. 15)
475th FG, 432nd FS (P-38) Amberley / Port Moresby August 14, 1943 - ?
475th FG, 433rd FS (P-38) Amberley Aug 14, 1943 - ?
8th FG, 80th FS (P-38) 1943

B-24D Liberator 42-73490
Abandoned near North Borio Airfield

P-38H "Japanese Sandman II" 42-66905
Pilot Dolphus Dawson crashed December 4, 1943

Dobodura Special Air Corps Installations drawn by SSgt John E. Midkiff July 17, 1943 via 480th Service Squadron

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Last Updated
January 24, 2019


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July 1943

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Map 1943

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