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    Maramag Airfield Mindanao Philippines

Location
Located near Maramag on Mindanao.

Wartime History
Three runways were built at this location.
No. 1 Runway: Lat 7° 46' 0" Long 125° 1' 0" E
No. 2 Runway: Lat 7° 48' 0" N Long 125° 2' 0" E
No. 3 Runway: 7° 45' 0" N Long Lat 125° 1' 0" E

On April 10, 1942 a Philippine Army Air Corps (PAAC) Stearman 76D3 biplane piloted by Jack Randolph took off from Kindley Field on Corregidor landed at Maramag Airfield.

During early May American forces at Maramag departed northward towards Del Monte Airfield, but along the way met Japanese forces, surrendered and were escorted to Malaybalay. Inspecting the captured airfield, the Japanese found hidden in the jungle including: P-40E Warhawk, a second P-40E Warhawk and a Stearman biplane.

On May 19, 1942 several American prisoners from the POW compound near Malaybalay Lt. Charley Sneed, Winston Glover (?) and another pilot were taken to Maramag and allowed to fly the planes to Malaybalay Airfield.

References
Doomed At The Start page 421-422

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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