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Lipa


Photograph of Lipa after bombardment

U.S. Army. Via ibiblio.org

Lipa (121.15E 13.94N) was the location of a primitive airstrip south of Manila and east of Lake Taal in the Philippines. The Lipa Corridor was the most important north-south communications corridor in southern Luzon.

The airstrip was greatly improved by Japanese engineers following its capture in 1942, who constructed a concrete runway. It was recaptured by 188 Glider Regiment from 86 Airfield Battalion on 25 March 1945. Thereafter it became the principal airbase for 11 Airborne Division.

Rail connections

Batangas

Tanauan


References

Devlin (1979)

Smith (1961; accessed 2012-6-4)



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