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Nichols Field

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Two North American A-27s of the 17th Pursuit Squadron at Nichols Field, Philippines, in 1941.
Type Military airfield
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Built 1930s
In use 1941–1946
(Occupied by the Japanese, December 1942 – January 1945)
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces

Nichols Field was a U.S. military airfield located south of Manila in Pasay City and Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Luzon, the Philippines. During the World War II era, it was the location of the Far East Air Force's U.S. 20th Air Base Group. Also, based here was Troop F of the U.S. 26th Cavalry Regiment. The complex is located at Andrews Avenue by the north, Domestic Road by the west, Airport Road and Ninoy Aquino Avenue by the southwest, Multinational Avenue by the south (the future C5 Extension), South Luzon Expressway by the east, and Sales Street by the northeast.

Nichols Field later became the headquarters of the Philippine Air Force. First named Nichols Air Base, it is now named Villamor Air Base. The base shares its site with the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Up to this day, the name Nichols or Nichols Field (along with Villamor) is used as an accepted nickname or codename for the area surrounding it. Commonly, Nichols is used to describe the whole NAIA complex.

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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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