Mangaldan Airfield

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Mangaldan Airfield
Fifth Air Force - Emblem (World War II).svg
Part of Fifth Air Force
Located on Luzon, Philippines
Mangaldan Airfield is located in Philippines
Mangaldan Airfield
Mangaldan Airfield
Mangaldan Airfield (Philippines)
Coordinates 16°04′00.62″N 120°24′03.67″E / 16.0668389°N 120.4010194°E / 16.0668389; 120.4010194
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1945
In use 1945

Mangaldan Airfield is a World War II airfield located north of the town of Mangaldan, near Lingayen Gulf, to the east of Dagupan in the province of Pangasinan on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It was abandoned after the war.

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The airfield was built after the American liberation in early January 1945 and was used as a medium bomber and fighter airfield during the 1945 Battle of the Philippines.

Mangaldan airfield was abandoned after the war and fell into a state of disuse. The town of Mangaldan has absorbed traces of the airbase, the runway area has reverted to rice paddy planting area and irrigated pools for fish farms and open space. In past decades farmers reported finding bullets and other remains, but not many traces of the airbase remain today.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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