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3rd Pursuit Sqad 1941
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American units based at Nichols Field (Defense of Philippines)
On May 19, 1942 the Japanese had American prisoner of war (POW) pilots Crosland and Erickson fly two P-40 Warhawks and a Stearman biplane from Davao Airfield to Nichols Field. One of the P-40s was delayed due to landed at a small airstrip en route due to bad weather. This was the last flight of the FEAF during the defense of the Philippines.
Japanese units based at Nichols
As the threat of American liberation approached, the Japanese anticipated an attack on Manila to come from south and defenses added to the airfield including anti-aircraft guns, pillboxes, gun positions and bunkers, manned by troops from the Japanese Navy, 3rd Naval Battalion.
missions against Nichols Field
Repaired, Nichols was designated as US Army APO 75. Used by the Air Transport Command (ATC) and Naval Air Transport Service (NATS). During 1945-1946 a NATS detachment of six officers operated DC-3 transports was based at Nichols.
American units based at Nichols (Liberation)
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