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    Batangas Airfield Batangas Province | Luzon Philippines
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Location
Lat 13° 41' 0" Long 121° 4' 0" Batangas Airfield (Batangas Field, Batangas Drome) is located north of Batanga Town (Batangas City).

Construction
Built prewar by the U. S. Army. Batangas Airfield was a single runway.

Wartime History
During 1941, used by the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) and Philippine Army Air Corps (PAAC) to accommodated P-26s and other light aircraft.

On December 12, 1941, Captain Jesus Villamor of the Philippine Air Force took off leading six P-26's on a mission to intercept fifty-four Japanese bombers attacking Batangas Field; their harassing tactics minimized the damage to the airfield.

Batangas Airfield was abandoned when American forces were ordered to retreat to the Bataan Peninsula.

Japanese and American missions against Batangas
December 10, 1941 - April 28, 1945

Today
Disused since the war, located behind the old police station.

References
I
ndex to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944 - Batangas Airfield
Thanks to Tony Feredo for additional information

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January 9, 2018

 

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