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    North Borio Airfield (Dobodura No. 15) Oro Province PNG
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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) in Oro Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Also known as Dobodura No. 15. To the south is Embi Creek and to the southeast is Dobodura and Horanda. Also known as Army Post Office 503 Strip No. 15 (APO 503, Strip 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.

Wartime History
Used by the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) by fighter aircraft.

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
April 7, 2020


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