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    Batangas (Batangas City) Batangas Province | Luzon Philippines
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Justin Taylan 2005
Location
Lat 13° 45' 34N Long 121° 3' 36E  Batangas is the capital of Batangas Province in southern Luzon in the Philippines. Also known as "Batangas City". Borders Batangas Bay to the south and the Batangas Mountains to the southeast. Roughly sixty miles to the north is Manila.

Wartime History
At the start of the Pacific War, Batangas was attacked by Japanese aircraft. After the surrender of the Philippines, occupied by the Japanese from early 1942 until March 1945. By late December 1944, Batangas was within range of American fighters and bombers.

Japanese and American missions against Batangas
December 10, 1941 - April 28, 1945

On March 24, 1945 the 188th Infantry departed Batangas and proceeded eastward towards Mount Malepunyo and the Batangas Mountains.

Batangas Airfield
Built prewar, used in the defense of the Philippines, abandoned

Base R (Camp Batangas)
US Army Letter Base designation. Base R (Camp Batangas) was a sub-base controlled by Base M (San Fernando)

P-38L Lightning Serial Number 44-25427
Pilot Hill crashed January 31, 1945

References
U. S. Army in World War II - Triumph in the Philippines Chapter XXIII page 431

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September 11, 2018

 

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