Ilo Ilo is located on the southeastern corner of Panay Island in the Western Visayas Region. To the southeast is Iloilo Straight and Oton Bay and Guimaras Island.
Ilo (Iloilo City)
Port city on the coast of Panay. The capital of the province, Iloilo
City, rests between the Iloilo River and Batino River which from the angle
of a nose. This location is the root of the province's old name, ilong-ilong
which means "noselike". The Iloilo Strait and Oton Bay seporate it from Guimaras Island to the southeast.
Ilo Ilo Naval Base
The port was a USN base. The USS
Houston arrived on December 4, 1941 and departed on December 7 at 6:30pm, prior an attack by Japanese bombers on the port. Occupied by the
Japanese until 1945.
Lat 10° 43' 11N Long 122° 32' 8E Located to the north-west of Ilo Ilo.
Mandurriao Airfield (Law Airfield)
Located two miles north-west of Ilo Ilo. Used by the Japanese and liberated by the Americans.
Lat 10° 43' 11N Long 122° 32' 8E Located to the north- Ilo Ilo City and Mandurriao.
Santa Barbara Airfield
Wartime airfield along the Tigan River.
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August 25, 2018