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Del Monte Airfield, Bukidnon - US Air Force Far East (USAFFE)

This site marks the location of the Del Monte Airfield in Mindanao. Photos looking in various directions around show no trace of the airfield through which an unpaved road now runs through. Instead the field is surrounded by a papaya plantation & chicken farm

After escaping on PT boat from Corregidor, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, together with his family and staff were evacuated from this field to Australia on March 17, 1942. He declared, ". . . I shall return!"

In WWII the field served as a strategic B-17 & P-40 staging point for the remaining USAFFE until May 1942.
US Air Force Del Monte Airfield, Bukidnon, Mindanao
US Air Force Del Monte Airfield, Bukidnon, Mindanao
Historic Marker Del Monte Airfield
Historic Marker Del Monte Airfield
Facing East
Facing East
Facing South
Facing South
Facing West
Facing West
Gen. MacArthur's 'Bataan'
Gen. MacArthur's 'Bataan'