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    Mandurriao Airfield (Law Airfield, Iloilo Airport) Iloilo Province Philippines
Location
Lat 10° 42' 47N 122° 32' 43E  Mandurriao Airfield is located at an elevation of 27' above sea level to the south of Mandurriao (Mandurriaw) on Panay Island in Iloilo Province of the Western Visayas (Region VI) in the Philippines.

To the southwest is Iloilo and to the south is the Iloilo River and beyond Oton Bay. Further to the northwest is Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Airfield. Also known as Mandurriao Aerodrome. During 1945 known as "Law Airfield".

Construction
Built prewar by the U. S. Army as a single runway.

Wartime History
During 1942, occupied by the Japanese and used as a military airfield.

American missions against Mandurriao Airfield
December 8, 1944–December 11, 1944

During 1945, occupied by the U. S. Army. The runway was code named "Law" and the tower code named "Onion". In 1945, the runway was 4200' x 100' with a 500' overrun at each end. The north-northeast was scheduled to be extended. The surface was soft after rainfall. Emergency flare pots were available for night landing 10 minutes after notice to the tower.

Today
Still in use today as Iloilo Airport, classified as a small airport. The single runway is oriented 20/02 measures 6,890' x 118' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: ICAO: RPVI IATA: ILO.

References
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944

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December 8, 2019

 

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