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David Mason 2000
Lat 10° 54' 0" N Long 123° 21' 0" E Fabrica Airfield was located near Fabrica in Negros Occidental Province inland from the northeastern coast of Negros Island in the Philippines. Also known as "Fabrica Field" or "Fabrica Drome".
Built prewar as a private airfield with a single runway. Also used by the the U. S. Army in the prewar era.
During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines expanded and used by the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF). During the Battle of Leyte, the Japanese concentrated their aircraft at Bacolod Airfield and Fabrica Airfield as they were nearest to the American landing area and airfields on eastern Leyte.
Japanese units based at Fabrica Airfield
54th Hiko Sentai (Ki-43 Oscars)
American missions against Fabrica
November 6, 1944–August 5, 1945
The former airfield is replanted with sugar cane fields and the Faraon Institute at Sagay City.
A memorial to fallen Japanese pilots was built here by the Japanese, enclosed by a concrete wall.
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944
Thanks to David Mason and Tony Feredo for additional information.
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