Bayug Airfield

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Bayug Airfield
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Part of Fifth Air Force
Bayug Airfield is located in Philippines
Bayug Airfield
Bayug Airfield
Bayug Airfield (Philippines)
Coordinates 10°59′05.41″N 124°54′41.31″E / 10.9848361°N 124.9114750°E / 10.9848361; 124.9114750
Type Military Airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1943
In use 1943-1945

Bayug Airfield is a World War II airfield located in the east of Burauen, Leyte, Philippines, and to the west of San Pablo Airfield, to the north of the Marabong River in the province of Leyte, Philippines. It was closed after the war.

History[edit]

Bayung was built by the Japanese during the occupation in 1943. The airfield was a single runway with a set of revetments, and taxiways in a V shape out from the main runway. It was seized by the Americans in November 1944 after the Leyte landing and turned into a command and control base, as well as an operational airfield housing reconnaissance units. With the end of the war, the base was closed and today the airfield has returned to its natural state.

Units assigned to Bayug airfield were:

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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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