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    Zamboanga Airfield (Wolfe Field) Zamboanga Province | Mindanao Philippines
Location
Lat 6° 56' 0" Long 122° 5' 0"  Zamboanga Airfield was located near San Roque Airfield (Moret Field) to the west of Zamboanga on the southwestern tip Mindanao in the Philippines. Also known as Wolf Field. Nearby was an experimental cotton farm.

Construction
Built prewar as a single runway. In 1911, a golf course was built near the airfield in the rolling hills nearby and is the oldest golf course in the Philippines with U. S. Army General John "Black Jack" Pershing was the first golf course president.

Wartime History
During 1942 occupied by the Japanese. Used as a military airfield until early March 1945. Starting in early October 1944 Zamboanga Airfield was attacked by Allied bombers and fighters.

American missions against Zamboanga
October 7, 1944–March 15, 1945

On March 10, 1945 liberated by the U. S. Army, 41st Infantry Division, 162nd Infantry Regiment.

American units based at Zamboanga (Wolfe)
419th NFS (P-61 det) Puerto Princesa March 18, 1944 - July 20, 1945 Puerto Princesa
85th FW, 550th NFS (P-38, P-61, P-70 det) Tacloban April 27 - June 17, 1945 Tacloban
311th PW (attached to 6th PRG), 4th PRS (F-7) Hollandia April 1 - June 1, 1945 Clark Field
18th FG, 12th FS (P-38) Puerto Princesa May 11, 1945

Wolfe's airstrip was too short to accommodate larger USMC and USAAF aircraft, that opted to use nearby San Roque Airfield (Moret Field) instead.

L2D2 Tabby
Captured at Zamboanga on May 3, 1945, missing left propeller. Flown to Clark Field

Reference
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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Last Updated
September 27, 2020

 

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