3 August 1942

Back down the Track Lt Bert Kienzle remembers some large dry lakes east of Kagi village, which he names Myola (Aboriginal for ‘dawn of day’) after the wife of his CO. He reports that they are ideal for aerial supply drop zones and some planes could land there.

Kienzle realises the importance of dropping supplies and blazes a new trail from Efogi to Myola, which then becomes the main track used by incoming troops.

Japanese Advance CO, Colonel Yakoyama reports to Rabaul: “Port Moresby can be captured at a stretch if adequate provisions are provided for 12 days, that is starting from Sambo (Sangara village), 4 days to Kokoda plus 8 days to Port Moresby.”