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    Iba Airfield Zambaless Province Philippines
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USAAF c1941

Location
Located near Iba on the western coast of Luzon. Also known as "Iba Field"

Construction
Built by the US Army prewar as an airfield for pursuit aircraft.

American Units Based at Iba (Defense of Philippines)
24th PG, 3rd PS (P-40E) ? - December 9, 1941 Nichols

Wartime History
On December 8, 1941 Iba Field radar plots a formation of airplanes 75 miles offshore, heading for Corregidor. By 1130 hours, B-17's and fighters that took off earlier land at Iba Field to refuel when radar locates another flight of Japanese aircraft seventy miles west of Lingayen Gulf. In the early afternoon, P-40s land when Japanese aircraft bomb and strafing the field.

During early 1942, occupied by Japanese forces. Unknown if used by the Japanese during their occupation of Luzon. During 1945, unknown if used by American forces after liberation.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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