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    Bacolod Airfield (Bacalod) Negros Occidental Province | Negros Philippines
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September 13, 1944

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1944

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1944

Location
Lat 10° 38' 33N Long 122° 55' 47E  Located 1.9 miles south of Bacolod (Bacalod) on the northwestern coast of Negros. The correct spelling is "Bacolod" but some wartime references incorrectly spell the name "Bacalod" incorrectly.

Construction
Built prewar by the US Army.

Wartime Usage
Occupied by the Japanese and used as a fighter strip. It was also used as a transit depot for fighter units in transit to other theaters.

During the Battle of Leyte, the Japanese concentrated their army air forces around Bacolod Airfield and Fabrica Airfield as they were nearest to the American beachhead and airfields on Leyte in late 1944.

American missions against Bacolod
October 30, 1944 - March 18, 1945

Liberated by the US Amry on March 30, 1945.

Today
Still in use since the war as a small airport. The single runway is oriented 22/04 and measures 6,416' x 98' surfaced with asphalt. Airport code: ICAO: RPVB IATA: BCD. When a new airport is opened on Negros, Bacolod will be closed, and developed into office and manufacturing space.

 

References
Thanks to Tony Feredo for additional information

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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