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    Bataan Airfeild (Limay) Bataan Province Philippines

Location
Lat 14° 22' 0" N Long 120° 37' 0" E Located on the Bataan Peninsula near the village of Lucanin (Lokanin), south Lamao. Also known as "Bataan Field".

Another name for this airfield was "Limay Airfield" or "Limay Field" for nearby Limay, listed at Lat 14° 33' 0" N  Long 120° 37' 0" E  

Construction
Built by the US Army as a single runway 5,100' in length.

Wartime History
Use by the FEAF during the defense of the Philippines, December 1941 until April 1942.

Units Based at Bataan
27th BG, 17th BS (ground echelon) Cabcaben Dec 28, 1941 - March 1, 1942 Batchelor
27th BG, 91st BS (ground echelon) Lipa Dec 1941 - Jan 5, 1942 Bataan
24th Pursuit Group (P-40) Dec 31, 1941 - April 8, 1942 to Mindanao
35th Pursuit Group, 21st Pursuit Squadron (P-40) Lubao January 4, 1942

On April 8, 1942 this airfield was occupied by the Japanese. Occupied until early 1945.

American missions agaisnt Bataan Peninsula
January 18 - February 21, 1945

Today
Disused since the war.

References
Thanks to Tony Feredo for additional information
Doomed at the Start page 222

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Last Updated
January 23, 2012

 

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