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    Elmore Airfield (San Jose Airfield) Mindoro Philippines

Location
121° 2' 0" E / 12° 27' 0" N   Located on Mindoro Island, along the Bugsanga River, west of a sugar mill near the river.

Construction
Built prewar, and known as "San Jose Airfield".

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese and used during their occupation.

On December 12, 1944 the US Army landed on Mindoro and was occupied. Elmore and Hill Airfield were placed into operation. American forces expanded the runway to 6,000' x 100' (another source lists as 6450' x 100' runway plus 500' overrun) paved with gravel and oil at each end.

American units based at Elmore (San Jose)
58th FG, 311th FS San Roque Dec 21, 1944 - April 7, 1945 Mangaldan

By July 1, 1945 this airfield was abandoned.

Today
Disused since the war.

References
Airdromes Guide Southwest Pacific Area
Thanks to Tony Feredo for additional information

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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