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    Elmore Airfield (San Jose Airfield) Occidental Mindoro Philippines
Location
Lat 121° 2' 0" E Long 12° 27' 0" N  Elmore Airfield was located to the west of San Jose in Occidental Mindoro on Mindoro Island. To the north was the Bugsanga River and to the east was a sugar mill. To the east was Old San Jose Airfield. Not to be confused with nearby San Jose Airport (McGuire Drome) built by the Americans during late 1944 and still in use today. Also spelled "Ellmore".

Construction
Built prewar as a single runway known as "San Jose Airfield".

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese and used during their occupation. On December 12, 1944 the US Army landed on Mindoro and was occupied. Elmore and Hill Airfield were placed into operation. American forces expanded the runway to 6,000' x 100' (another source lists as 6450' x 100' runway plus 500' overrun) paved with gravel and oil at each end.

American units based at Elmore (San Jose)
58th FG, 311th FS San Roque Dec 21, 1944 - April 7, 1945 Mangaldan

By July 1, 1945 this airfield was abandoned.

Today
Disused since the war.

References
Airdromes Guide Southwest Pacific Area
Airdromes Guide Southwest Pacific Area - 1 July 1945
Thanks to Tony Feredo for additional information

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