Lat 14° 35' 0" N Long 121° 0' 0" E Located at Mandaluyong in Manila, the main runway was parallel to Highway 54 (Shaw Blvd) and north of the Mandaluyong River. Mandaluyong rail road is located to the south. Pasig is to the north-west. Wack Wack Golf Club is south-east and Mandaluyong Psycopathic Hospital to the east. To the northeast is Mandaluyong East Airfield. Known as "Mandaluyong Airfield" or "Mandaluyong West Airfield"
Built by the Japanese during early 1944, but was not completed. A map from November 29, 1944 lists the airfield as "proposed". This area was liberated by the US Army during February 9-10, 1945.
Tony Feredo adds:
"[Circa September 1944] Mandaluyong West Airfield was said to be abandoned. Possible logistic problems as the main roads are a little bit far plus the railways if cut can lead to isolation and re-supply. The Mandaluyong East is just at Highway 54 and offers better terrain and re-supply routes.
Disused since the war, this area is developed into Mandaluyong city.
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944
Terrain Handbook 41A Manila City page 39
"Proposed. According to captured docuement of Feb 44, Japanese were constructing a feild near Mandaluyong barrio on N bank of Pasig R, 4 miles E of Manila. A NW/SE strip 3937ft x 984ft was reported 30% complete and scheduled for completion Jul 44. Clear photos show there is no airfield at this location."
Thanks to Tony Feredo for additional information
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September 24, 2018