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    Legaspi Airfield (Sanborn Field, Legazpi) Albay Province | Luzon Philippines
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USAAF 1945

Location
Lat 13° 10' 0" Long 23° 44' 0"  Located outside Legaspi in southern Luzon. Also known as "Sanborn" or "Legazpi".

Wartime History
During the middle of December 1941, occupied by the Japanese. A contingent of A6M2 Zeros from the Tainan Kokutai were based based here until early 1942. During 1944, the 33rd Sentai was stationed here. In addition to a few other Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) and possibly other Japanese Navy units operated from Legaspi while in transit to other locations.

Japanese units based at Legaspi
Tainan Kokutai (A6M2 Zero) Tainan late Dec 41 - Jan 16, 1942 Tarakan
33rd Sentai (Ki-43) 1944

American missions against Legaspi
December 14, 1941 - April 27, 1945

During early April 1945 Legaspi Airfield was liberted by the U. S. Army after their landing at Legaspi on April 1, 1945.

Today
Still in use today as the primary airport in the Bicol Region. The single runway oriented 24/06 measures 7,480' x 118' surfaced with asphalt. Also known as Legazpi Airport. Airport codes IATA: LGP – ICAO: RPLP.

References
Thanks to Tony Feredo for additional information

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January 9, 2018

 

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