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    Silay Airfield Negros Philippines

Located eight miles inland from Bacolod on Negros.

Wartime History
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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Last Updated
September 24, 2018


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