Activities at the Philippine Air Force Batangas Air Base, prior to World War II in the Pacific.
Philippines Date:1941 Duration:1 min 48 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Philippine Army Air Corps (PAAC) and U.S. Philippine Department Air Force aircraft at the PAAC's Batangas Air Field, prior to World War 2 in the Pacific. Large group of Filipino boys playing a game on the ground. Building with a sign reading 'Last Chance Bar, Batangas Officers Club'. Two U.S. Army officers, one dressed in white shorts, step from the club and pose, drinking beer from bottles. U.S. Seversky P-35 pursuit plane parked on the field along with several USAAC P-26 Peashooter airplanes. Two P-26s take off. Arriving passengers stand around a Sikorsky S-43 Baby Clipper amphibious plane, as their baggage is unloaded. The Baby Clipper starts engines and takes off. The passengers walk toward the airfield gate. Logo on the aircraft nose indicates that the S-43 is operated by the Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co. (INAEC).
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