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Lingayen Airport
Paliparan ng Lingayen
IATA: none – ICAO: RPUG

Lingayen
Airport
Lingayen
Airport (Philippines)
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Serves Lingayen, Pangasinan
Elevation AMSL 2 m / 7 ft
Coordinates 16°02′06.21″N 120°14′29.81″E / 16.0350583°N 120.2416139°E / 16.0350583; 120.2416139
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,043 3,422 Asphalt
Source: World Aero Data [1]

Lingayen Airport (Filipino: Paliparan ng Lingayen) (ICAO: RPUG) is the airport serving the general area of Lingayen, the capital of the province of Pangasinan in the Philippines. It is one of two airports in the province: the other being Rosales Airport. It is classified as a community airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.

History

During World War II, "Lingayen Airfield" was located at the town of Lingayen, parallel to the beach running roughly east to west along Lingayen Gulf. The airfield was also known as "Lingayen Aerodrome" or "Lingayen Field".

The airfield was built prior to the war by the Americans (possibly Philippine Army). It was used as a landing field by US pilots flying familiarization flights in North Luzon. A Philippine Army contingent (most likely the troops of the 21st Division) was also stationed in the area. When the Japanese struck Clark and Iba Fields on December 8, 1941, some of the USAAC pilots landed their P-40s at Lingayen.

The airfield was sized by the Japanese army when they landed at Lingayen Gulf on 25 December 1941. During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, the airfield was extensively used by Japanese Army and Navy aircraft, flying from the Formosa and Japan.

After the American landing at Lingayen Gulf on 9 January 1945, this area was liberated on the first day. The airfield was repaired and improved, including a portion on the beach built by the 836th Engineer Aviation Battalion, and Filipino labor, using 'sawali' (woven palm fronds) with marston matting over top to form the surface of the runway, to keep the sand down. The repairs were completed in late February 1945 and it was immediately put into use by fighter and tactical reconnaissance squadrons, and was capable of handling B-25 and larger aircraft. Lingayen Airfield was also used as an emergency field for damaged bombers returning from strike on Formosa that were too damaged to reach Clark Field.

With the end of the war, the runways of the airfield were shortened, and it became the small regional airport which it is today.

Units assigned to Lingayen Airfield

  • 309th Bombardment Wing(29 May-12 October 1945)
  • 38th Bombardment Group(30 January-25 July 1945)
  • 35th Fighter Group(10–19 April 1945)
  • 49th Fighter Group(25 February-16 August 1945)
  • 475th Fighter Group(20 April-8 August 1945)
  • 547th Night Fighter Squadron(18 January-13 August 1945)


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General Info
Country Philippines
ICAO ID RPUG
Time UTC+8
Latitude 16.034786
16° 02' 05.23" N
Longitude 120.241106
120° 14' 27.98" E
Elevation 7 feet
2 meters
Magnetic Variation 001° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Island Group Luzon I
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
08/26 3422 x 98 feet
1043 x 30 meters
ASPHALT 010FBYU NO


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Unknown fuel type or whether there is any fuel.


Remarks
OPR HOURS Opr2300-0800Z.



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