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Bayug Airfield
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Type Military Airfield
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Built 1943
In use 1943-1945
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces

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[]

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 the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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