Did you know that Lumbia Airfield was built by the Japanese as a fighter plane airstrip in 1943 during World War II? Years after the war, the Cagayan de Oro Japanese Club built a marker which serves as a memorial to the Japanese war dead of the 12th Hikoh-Daitai. It now stands behind the foot of the Rotary International monument.
The said Japanese marker is included in Cagayan de Oro – Misamis Oriental – Camiguin Historical Trail proposed by Cong. Rufus Rodriguez who plans to restore and preserve the area and open it to tourists, especially Japanese tourists who would like to visit a part of their history in the country.
Shown below are Cong. Rufus together with key officials of the Tactical Operations Group 10 (TOG-10) during their inspection of the Japanese marker.
all photos by Rufus Rodriguez FB page