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    Cabcaben Airfield Bataan Province Philippines
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Justin Taylan 2005

Location
Lat 14 degrees 29 minutes, Long 120 degrees, 34 minutes. Located approximately four km south of Bataan Airfield on the east coast of the Bataan Peninsula, a quarter of a mile north of Cabcaben.

Construction
Constructed by the US Army, the airfield included revetments, landing lights, a control tower, and anti-aircraft defenses.

Wartime History
On December 22, 1941 the 27th Bombardment Group temporarily transferred its personnel from Lipa Airfield (Fernando AFB) before departing on December 25 to Cabcaben Airfield.

When the airfield was completed on February 6, 1942, General Harold George moved half his operational fighters to Cabcaben after dark that same night.

American units based at Cabcaben
27th BG, HQ
27th BG, 16th BS (ground echelon) Lipa December 22-25, 1941 - December 29, 1941 Bataan
27th BG, 17th BS (ground echelon) San Fernando December 25 - Dec 28, 1941 Limay
27th BG, 91th BS (ground echelon) San Marcelino December 25, 1941 - ?

The airfield was occupied by the Japanese after the fall of the Bataan peninsula.

American missions against Cabcaben
January 26 - 29, 1945

Today
Abandoned since the war.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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