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    Malaybalay Airfield Bukidnon Province | Mindanao Philippines

Location
Lat 8° 10' 0" Long 125° 4' 0"   Located near Malaybalay on Mindanao.

Construction
Single runway measuring 2,800' in length.

Wartime History
On May 19, 1942 several American prisoners from the POW compound near Malaybalay Lt. Charley Sneed, Winston Glover (?) and another pilot flew two P-40s and a Stearman biplane 76D3 from Maramag Airfield where they were captured to Malaybalay Airfield. On the ground, one of the P-40s with "Shark Mouth" markings was photographed by the Japanese. The three planes were then flown to Davao Airfield, with the American POWs flying the P-40s and Japanese pilot Ushijima flying the Stearman.

American missions against Malaybalay
May 10, 1945

References
Doomed At The Start page 425 (photo)
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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