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WE WENT TO WAR

PART VI:  THE PLANES WE FLEW - PHILIPPINES CAMPAIGN



MAPS

AIRFIELDS IN THE PHILIPPINES AND OKINAWA

YONTAN, THE OKINAWA FIELD

THE CAMPSITE AT MINDORO

MISSION MAPS



MAPS SHOWING OUR AIRFIELDS IN
THE PHILIPPINES AND OKINAWA

Map 1:  How We Went to Mindoro


Map Source:  Horton, Best in the Southwest.

 

Map 2:  Orientation Map  

Map 3:  Mindoro Island Area

LOCATION:    Latitude 12 23 N., Longitude 121  03 E.  One of the islands of the Visayan Group, located in the central Philippines directly south of Luzon.
TERRAIN: The part of Mindoro Island on which Elmore, Hill, McGuire, and Murtha airdromes are located is a gently rolling plain on which are a few scattered palm trees and low shrubs.  Numerous rice fields are located in the area.
LANDMARKS: The airdrome area is located on the SW side of the island, between Mangarin Bay and the mouth of the Bugsanga River.
AIRDROMES:  Four airdromes:  Elmore, Hill, McGuire, and Murtha, each with a single runway, located within a radius of 3 miles.

  


Map 4:  Overall Map Showing All Mindoro Airfields


Map 5:  Murtha - Military Airdrome  

LOCATION:    Latitude 12 25 N., Longitude 121  06 E.  About 5 miles directly north of Mangarin Bay.  On west bank of Tabangan River
SIZE:  A single runway, 7000 ft x 100 ft, with a 500 ft overrun at each end.
SURFACE BEARINGS: NE/SW.  Approximately 3000/21000 Magnetic.
SURFACE:    Steel mat.
ALTITUDE:    Estimated at approximately 30 ft above sea level.

 

 

 

Map 6:  Murtha Field

Source:  Horton, Best in the Southwest, p. 382.


Map 7:  McGuire - Military Airdrome

LOCATION: Latitude 12 22 N., Longitude 121  03 E.  On beach immediately northwest of Mangarin Bay.
SIZE:  A single runway, 7000 ft x 100 ft, with a 500 ft overrun at each end of the runway.
SURFACE BEARINGS:  E/W.  10300/28300 Magnetic.
SURFACE:  Graded earth with 1 inch asphalt top.
ALTITUDE:   18 ft above sea level.
PATTERN:  Left if landing to west; right if landing to east, depending on wind direction and instructions from tower - keep out to sea.
PATTERN ALTITUDE: 500 to 1000 ft.
RON FACILITIES: Accommodations for transient and emergency landed crews.
SERVICE FACILITIES: Fuel and oil.  Minor repairs only at present.
REMARKS: Very soft shoulders.  Make normal approach but look out for Hill Field pattern which passes over middle of McGuire runway.  Taxiways are unserviceable after heavy rain.  Limited parking space.
Used mainly by the 90th Bomb Group.  Used by 380th before Murtha ready.

 

Map 8:  Elmore - Military Airdrome

LOCATION:  Latitude 12 07 N., Longitude 120 E.  This airdrome, which was formerly known as San Jose, lies 4.3 miles southwest of San Jose village.
SIZE:  A single runway, 6000 ft x 125 ft, with a 500 ft overrun at each end of the strip.
SURFACE BEARINGS:  ENE/WSW.  6500/23500 Magnetic.
SURFACE:  Packed gravel.
ALTITUDE:  50.44 ft above sea level.
PATTERN:  Left-hand.
PATTERN ALTITUDE:  1500 ft.
OBSTRUCTIONS: At east end of airdrome are buildings and trees which are approximately 30 ft high.  Glideangle on NE end of runway is limited to 1:40 by these obstructions.
RON FACILITIES: Accommodations for transient and emergency landed crews.
SERVICE FACILITIES:  Fuel and oil.  Major repairs available.
REMARKS:  Subject to unserviceability due to weather.

 

Map 9:  Hill - Military Airdrome

LOCATION: Latitude 12 23 N., Longitude 121  03 E.  In the center of the airdrome area, southwest Mindoro approximately 1-1/2 mile north of McGuire airdrome and 3 miles south of Elmore airdrome.
SIZE:   A single runway, 5750 ft x 100 ft.
SURFACE BEARINGS:  N/S800/18800 Magnetic.
SURFACE:  Packed earth.
ALTITUDE:  22 ft above sea level.
PATTERN:  Left-hand.
PATTERN ALTITUDE: 1500 ft.
RON FACILITIES:   Very limited, but transportation available to transient camp.
SERVICE FACILITIES:   Fuel and oil.  Light maintenance and minor repairs available.
REMARKS:  Runway is operational in dry weather only and is serviceable for limited operations to fighters and troop carriers.  Taxiways are very soft; heavy airplanes should land at Elmore or McGuire.

 

 

Map 10:  Lingayen Area

LOCATION:  Latitude 16 02 N., Longitude 120  20 E.  Includes the area immediately south of and bordering Lingayen Gulf, West Central Luzon.
TERRAIN: The terrain in the vicinity of the Lingayen airdromes is flat, low, and swampy.  Numerous fish ponds and waterways are in the area.  The area composes the northern part of the Central Luzon Plain.
LANDMARKS:  The towns of Lingayen and Dagupan and the village of Mangaldan are all within 3 miles of the southern shore of Lingayen Gulf.  Lingayen and Mangaldan are approximately 12 miles apart with Dagupan located midway between them.
AIRDROMES: Two airdromes:  Lingayen and Mangalden, each with a single runway.

 


Map 11:  Lingayen - Military Airdrome

LOCATION:  Latitude 16 2 N., Longitude 1210  15 E.  On Lingayen Gulf, north of Lingayen town, and east of Dagupan.
SIZE:  A single runway, 7000 ft x 100 ft, with a 500 ft overrun at each end.
SURFACE BEARINGS:  ENE/WSW.  7300/25300 Magnetic.
SURFACE:  Steel mat.
ALTITUDE:  Approximately 7 ft above sea level.
PATTERN:  Tower controlled.
PATTERN ALTITUDE: Usually 1000 ft to 1500 ft. Tower controlled.
OBSTRUCTIONS:  There are no obstructions but heavy airplanes usually take off to the east to avoid camp at west end of runway.
RON FACILITIES: Accommodations for transient and emergency landed crews.
SERVICE FACILITIES:  Fuel and oil.  Major repairs available.
REMARKS:   The runway, which is very wavy, usually has a cross wind from the gulf.



YONTAN
THE OKINAWA AIRFIELD

Map 12:  Yontan Airfield on Okinawa
Original Japanese Field

 

Map 13:  Yontan Airdrome on Okinawa
As Expanded by the Americans

 


THE CAMPSITE AT MINDORO

Map 14:  Aerial View of Mindoro Camp Area

Source:  Fain et al., The Flying Circus, 380th Bomb Group, p. 106.


Map 15:  General View of 530th, 528th and 531st Areas

Source:  Fain et al., The Flying Circus, 380th Bomb Group, p. 107.

 

Map 16:  Show Area and 530th Buildings from Snob Hill

Source:  Fain et al., The Flying Circus, 380th Bomb Group, p. 107.

 


Map 17:  529th, Enlisted Men's Quarters, Murtha Field, 
San Jose, Mindoro, 1945

Source:  Joe Maloney Collection.

 

Map 18:  529th, Shower Area, Murtha Field, San Jose, Mindoro, 1945

Source:  Joe Maloney Collection.


 

MISSION MAPS

Map 19:  Missions Flown in The Philippines, February 1945

 Source:  Adapted from Wiley O. Woods, Jr., Legacy of the 90th Bombardment Group,
Turner Publishing, 1994, p. 161.


Map 20:  Missions Flown to Formosa, February 1945

 Source:  Adapted from Wiley O. Woods, Jr., Legacy of the 90th Bombardment Group,
Turner Publishing, 1994, p. 161.


Map 21:  Missions Flown in The Philippines, March 1945

Source:  Adapted from Wiley O. Woods, Jr., Legacy of the 90th Bombardment Group,
Turner Publishing, 1994, p. 161.


Map 22:  Missions Flown to Formosa, March 1945

Source:  Adapted from Wiley O. Woods, Jr., Legacy of the 90th Bombardment Group,
Turner Publishing, 1994, p. 161.


Map 23:  Missions Flown to Formosa, April 1945

Source:  Adapted from Wiley O. Woods, Jr., Legacy of the 90th Bombardment Group,
Turner Publishing, 1994, p. 161.


Map 24:  Missions Flown in The Philippines, April 1945

Source:  Adapted from Wiley O. Woods, Jr., Legacy of the 90th Bombardment Group,
Turner Publishing, 1994, p. 161.


Map 25:  Missions Flown to Formosa, May 1945

 Source:  Adapted from Wiley O. Woods, Jr., Legacy of the 90th Bombardment Group,
Turner Publishing, 1994, p. 161.


Map 26:  Missions Flown in The Philippines, May 1945

Source:  Adapted from Wiley O. Woods, Jr., Legacy of the 90th Bombardment Group,
Turner Publishing, 1994, p. 161.


Map 27:  Missions Flown to Formosa, June 1945

Source:  Adapted from Wiley O. Woods, Jr., Legacy of the 90th Bombardment Group,
Turner Publishing, 1994, p. 161.


Map 28:  Missions Flown to Formosa, July 1945

Source:  Adapted from Wiley O. Woods, Jr., Legacy of the 90th Bombardment Group,
Turner Publishing, 1994, p. 161.


Map 29:  Missions Flown to China, French Indo-China & Borneo, 1945

Source:  Adapted from Wiley O. Woods, Jr., Legacy of the 90th Bombardment Group,
Turner Publishing, 1994, p. 161.


Map 30:  Leaflet Drops, Korea, September 1945


 
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