Tanauan Airfield

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Tanauan Airfield
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Part of Fifth Air Force
Tanauan  Airfield is located in Philippines
Tanauan  Airfield
Tanauan Airfield
Tanauan Airfield (Philippines)
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Aerial view of Tanauan airfield, Leyte, Philippines
Coordinates 11°06′15.11″N 125°01′14.08″E / 11.1041972°N 125.0205778°E / 11.1041972; 125.0205778
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1943
In use 1943-1944

Tanauan Airfield is a World War II airfield located near Tanauan in the province of Leyte, Philippines. It was closed after the war.


The airfield was built by the Americans shortly after landing on Leyte in November 1944. It was used by the 312th Bombardment Group (19 November 1944 – 10 February 1945) and 433d Troop Carrier Group (19 January-31 May 1945).

With the withdrawal of American forces, the airfield was abandoned. There is little or no trace of its existence.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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