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    Calamba Airfield (Canlubang, Canlu Bang) Batangas Province | Luzon Philippines

Location
Lat 14° 14' N Long 121° 6' E.  Located four miles west of Calamba and northwest of the sugar central at Canlubang. Prewar this area was part of the Calamba Sugar Estates and was planted with sugar cane.

Construction
Built prewar as a civilian airfield with two intersecting runways. One runway is north-northeast to south-southwest 1,725' x 264'. The second runway was east-northeast to west-southwest 1,770' x 264'. Both runways were grass surfaced on sandy loam and usable in all weather.

Wartime History
During January 1942 occupied by the Japanese. During the Japanese occupation, this airfield was used by the Japanese.

Tony Feredo adds:
"Primarily built to service air services for the sugar plantation industry. Was said to have been used a an auxilliary airdrome by the Philippine Army Air Corps. So far I have no account of wartime use by either US or Japanese."

References
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944 Calamba Airfield (Canlu Bang)

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Last Updated
April 7, 2020

 

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