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    Camp John Hay Benguet | Luzon Philippines

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Justin Taylan 2003

Location
Located to the east of Baguio. US Army camp was established in 1903 that encompassed over a thousand acres. Used as a R&R area for American personnel.

Wartime History
On December 8, 1941 it was bombed by Japanese aircraft. Today, the American lease on the camp expired in 1991, and since then it has been developed into a tourist area, with cultural center, golf course and other amenities.

Baguio Country Club
Located off Park Road, to the northeast of Camp John Hay and southwest of Wright Park, to the north of Loakan Airfield.

US Ambassador's Residence
Located on a hilltop with spectacular views over the area. Off limits to the public, this building was the site of the official surrender ceremony of Japanese General Yamashia.

Loakan Airfield (Baguio Airport)
Built prewar, still in use today two days a week

Philippine Military Academy (Fort General Gregorio H. De Pilar)
Located to the south of Loakan Airfield on Quezon Avenue off Loakan Road. The "West Point" of the Philippines.

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January 8, 2014

 

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