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Lat 14° 22' 0" N Long 120° 37' 0" E Bataan Airfield was located near Lucanin (Lokanin) on the Bataan Peninsula in Bataan Province on Luzon in the Philippines. Also known as "Bataan Field" or "Limay Airfield" for nearby Limay. To the north is Lamao.
Built by the U. S. Army as a single runway 5,100' in length.
During December 1941 until April 1942 use by the Far East Air Force (FEAF) fighters and bombers for the defense of the Philippines and the Defense of Bataan. During early April 1942
American units based at Bataan Airfield
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
27th BG, HQ - March 1, 1942 Batchelor
24th Pursuit Group (P-40) Dec 31, 1941 - April 8, 1942 to Mindanao
35th Pursuit Group, 21st Pursuit Squadron (P-40) Lubao arrives January 4, 1942
On April 8, 1942 this airfield was occupied by the Japanese. During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines unknown if used as a military airfield. Starting in the middle of January 1945 attacked by American bombers and fighters until liberated in late February 1945.
American missions against Bataan Peninsula
January 18, 1945–February 21, 1945
Disused since the war.
Doomed at the Start (1995) page 222
Thanks to Tony Feredo for additional information
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