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    Talisay Airfield Negros Occidental Province Philippines

USAAF September 1944

USAAF September 1944
Lat 10° 45' 0" Long 123° 0' 0"  Talisay Airfield was located at an elevation of 29' / 8m north of Talisay in Negros Occidental Province on northwestern Negros Island in the Philippines. To the north is Saravia (Enrique B. Magalona, EB Magalona) and Alicante, to the west is Highway No. 1 and beyond the western coast. To the south is Talisay and beyond Bacolod.

This area was cultivated to grow sugar cane.

During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, the Japanese Army built a single runway oriented roughly north to south measuring 4,750' x 470' with two loop taxiways to each side and revetments. A narrow gauge rail road link crossed the northern end of the runway. By September 1944, construction was nearing completion.

Wartime History
Used by the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) fighters and bombers and an alternative or to disperse aircraft from Bacolod Airfield. During late 1944, used by the 65th Hiko Sentai, 66th Hiko Sentai and 67th Hiko Sentai operating Ki-51 Sonias. Later, used y the 55th Hiko Sentai operating Ki-61 Tonys. The area was defended by anti-aircraft guns.

Japanese units based at Talsay Airfield
Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF)
65th Hiko Sentai
66th Hiko Sentai
67th Hiko Sentai (Ki-51 Sonia)
5th Hiko Sentai (Ki-61 Tony)

Starting in late November 1944 attacked by American bombers and was neutralized by aerial attacks that continued until late March 1945.

American missions against Talisay
November 26, 1944–March 20, 1945

Disused since the Pacific War.

Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944
Thanks to Tony Feredo for additional information

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March 20, 2020


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