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    Hill Airfield (Hammer) Occidental Mindoro Philippines
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35th FG c1945

Location
Hill Airfield is located inland from the western coast of Mindoro Island, north of McGuire Airfield (San Jose) and south of San Jose. The tower was code named 'Hammer'. Also known as "Hill Field" or "Hammer".

Construction
The unpaved single runway 5,750' x 100' was surfaced with packed earth, prone to dust during the heat and mud during rains, forcing aircraft moved to Murtha Airfield once it was completed.

American units based at Hill (Hammer)
71st TRG, 17th TRS (B-25s)
433d TCG, 66th TCS (C-47s) Biak January 18, 1945 - ?
403d TCG (C-47s) ? - February 27, 1945
65th TCS, 433d TCG (C-46 & C-47s) Biak January 25, 1945 - ?
71 TRG, 82nd TRS (F6D) January 1, 1945 Morotai via Tacloban - ? Lingayen
58th FG, 311th FS Elmore circa Dec 21, 1944

After usage prior to the Amiercan landings on Luzon, this airfield was later listed as abandoned as of July 1, 1945.

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

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February 4, 2018

 

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