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    Cañacao Seaplane Base (NAS Canacao, Cavite) Cavite Province PI
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December 10, 1941
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USN March 13, 1945

Cañacao Seaplane Base was located at Cañacao on Sangley Point at Cavite in Cavite Province in the Philippines. Also known as Cañacao Peninsula Seaplane Base, Sangley Point Seaplane base, NAS Canacao, NHS Canacao or Cavite Seaplane Base. Known to the Japanese at "Kanakao".

US Navy built seaplane base prior to the war, with a seaplane ramp and facilities. Bombed by the Japanese on December 10, 1941. By December 14, 1941 the US Navy Patrol Wing 10 departs Cavite with two patrol squadrons and four seaplane tenders, began withdrawal.

Japanese Usage
Occupied by the Japanese in January 1942, and used by their navy as a seaplane base until early 1945.

Japanese units based at Canacao Seaplane Base
1021st Kokutai (H8K Emily, H6K Mavis)
634th Kokutai, T-301 Hikotai (E16 Paul)
936th Kokutai (E13 Jake)

Wartime History
Liberated by American forces in March 1945. Found at the base were Type 93 sea mine storage area. Also the wrecks of several Japanese aircraft including two F1M2 Petes and a Paul or E16 Jake.

Thanks to Tony Feredo for additional information.

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Last Updated
April 7, 2020


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