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    Licanan Airfield (Likanan, San Isidro) Davao | Mindanao Philippines
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February 19, 1945

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February 19, 1945
Licanan Airfield was located near Lasang River in the district of Bunawan in Barangay San Isidro of Davao on southeast Mindanao in the Philippines. Previously known as Licanan. The Tagalog spelling of Licanan is "Likanan". Also known as San Isidro Airfield for nearby Barangay San Isidro.

Built prewar, possibly as a 'crop duster' airfield.

Tony Feredo adds:
"As for Likanan, its just the tagalog of Filipino spelling of Licanan Airfield, located near Lasang River in Mindanao. Lasang and Licanan are to be the same airfield although they may have been named separately to identify the two long parallel runways that were connected with taxiways in both ends (looks like a boxed airfield)."

Wartime History
During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, occupied by the Japanese who expanded the airfield as an auxiliary and emergency airfield to disperse aircraft from Davao Airfield (Sasa) and Matina Airfield in the Davao area.

American missions against Licanan Airfield (Likanan, San Isidro)
December 8, 1944–February 19, 1945

Thanks to Tony Feredo for additional information

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April 7, 2020


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