Photographs of the Batangas Airdrome 1945
|Photo of the Batangas Airdrome taken in 1945. Image source: United States National Archives.|
According to the SADSM descriptions on each photo’s web page, the photographs belonged to a donated album showing images of the Philippines during World War II. The album originally belonged to a T. B. Suitor.
Both pictures’ descriptions appear to state that they were taken on 12 January 1945. If this was the case, then this was before the landing of American forces on the beaches of Nasugbu and the entire province of Batangas was still very much in the hands of the Japanese. This means that the Batangas Airdrome was also still in the hands of the Japanese. The reader will please note the dummy aircraft on the ground.
|A different angle of the same place, this time showing dummy aircraft on the ground. Image source: United States National Archives.|
The two pictures have been enlarged and enhanced using graphic software to improve clarity then colorized courtesy of Algorithmia.