eight miles inland from Bacolod on Negros.
Silay was the main base for Japanese bombers
and fighters on Negros.
American Missions Against Silay
Decenber 17, 1944 - February 7, 1945
After the war there were about
200 plus destroyed aircraft here. Most were buried. Today,
the former Japanese airfield is now a sugarcane field, part
of Hacienda Naga.
David Mason reported in 2000:
"The airfield complex is still there and they're building a new airport runway and passenger terminal for the city of Bocolod. They are
in the process of constructing a new airport here. Occasionally
they dig up a Japanese aircraft bits."
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January 9, 2018