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    Tanauan Airfield Leyte Province Philippines
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25th Liaison Squd 1944

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USN 1945
Location
Tanauan Airfield was located at an elevation of 3' above sea level east of Tanauan on the eastern coast of Leyte in Leyte Province in the Philippines. Borders Leyte Gulf to the east. To the north is Palo and to the south is Tolosa and beyond Dulag.

Construction
Built by the U. S. Army after the October 20, 1944 amphibious landing on eastern Leyte. The control tower was code named "Velvet Tower". During late 1944, based U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters and light bombers until those units moved to Mindoro and Luzon.

American u
nits based at Tanauan
312th BG (A-20s) from Hollandia Nov 19, 1944 - Jan 25, 1945 San Jose
348th FG 460th FS (P-47) Tacloban Dec 12, 1944 - ?
348th FG 340th FS (P-47) Tacloban Dec 14, 44-Feb 4, 45 San Marcelino
348th FG 341st FS (P-47) Tacloban Dec 15, 1944 - ?
348th FG 342th FS (P-47) Tacloban Dec 16, 44-Feb 6, 45 San Marcelino
312th BG, 386th BS from ? - Jan 26, 1945 to San Jose
312th BG, 388th BS (A-20s) ? - Jan 27, 1945 San Jose
312th BG, 389th BS (A-20s) ? - Jan 27, 1945 San Jose
25th Liaison Squadron (UC-78s & L-5s) also Dulag

Today
Disused since the war.

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