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Clark Air Base
IATA: CRK - ICAO: RPLC
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator USAF
Serves Angeles and Mabalacat, Pampanga
Elevation AMSL 484 ft (148 m)
Coordinates 15°11′09″N, 120°33′37″E
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02R/20L 10,499 3,200 Concrete
02L/20R 10,499 3,200 Concrete
Clark Air Base, 1975.

Clark Air Base is a former U.S. Air Force base on Luzon Island in the Philippines, now known as the Clark Special Economic Zone. It nestles against the northwest side of Angeles City in the province of Pampanga, and is about 40 miles (60 km) northwest of Manila. It was the site of the U.S. Army base Fort Stotsenburg. Most of its territory is located in the jurisdiction of Mabalacat, Pampanga. Image File history File linksMetadata ClarkAB_Gate. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (or meter, see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (or meter, see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... Download high resolution version (814x511, 168 KB)Clark Air Base, Philippines, 1975. ... Download high resolution version (814x511, 168 KB)Clark Air Base, Philippines, 1975. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Angeles City (Filipino: Lungsod ng Angeles; Kapampangan: Siudad Ning Angeles) is a 1st class highly urbanized city geographically located within the province of Pampanga, Philippines. ... Pampanga is a [[]] and Nueva Ecija to the north, and Bulacan to the southeast. ... Nickname: Pearl of the Orient, City by the Bay, Distinguished and Ever Loyal City Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Manila Coordinates: 14°35 N 121° E Country Philippines Region National Capital Region Districts 1st to 6th districts of Manila Barangays 897 Incorporated (city) June 10, 1574 Government... Fort Stotsenburg, during the World War II era, was the location of the Philippine Departments 26th Cavalry Regiment, 86th Field Artillery Regiment, and 88th Field Artillery Regiment; along with the Philippine Divisions 23rd and 24th Field Artillery Regiments. ... Mabalacat is a 1st class municipality in the northern part of the province of Pampanga, Philippines. ... Pampanga is a [[]] and Nueva Ecija to the north, and Bulacan to the southeast. ...


Clark Air Base was arguably the most urbanized military facility in history, and was the largest American base overseas. The base was converted into a special economic zone after the American military left the Philippines in 1992. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


The base was the location of the Far East Air Force's 4th Composite Group. Located at 15°11′N, 120°33′E, altitude 478 ft (146 m), Clark Air Base was an American military facility from 1903 to 1991. The base covered 14.3 square miles (37 km²) with a military reservation extending north that covered another 230 square miles (596 km²). The Far East Air Force (USAFFE) was formed from the Philippine Army Air Corps on August 4, 1941. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A large flight operations area was just west of the airfield, comprising the core of the base. Housing and commercial areas were further west. At the foothills of Mount Pinatubo were two major housing areas bisected by a large golf course. The base was crisscrossed by about five major boulevards, one measuring six miles (10 km) long.


At its peak around 1990, it had a permanent population of 15,000. The base was a stronghold of American forces during the end of World War II, and until 1975, it was a backbone of logistical support during the Vietnam War. MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...

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History

For a detailed history, see History of Clark Air Base

Clark Air Base was originally established as Fort Stotsenburg in Sapang Bato, Angeles in 1903 and was under control of the U.S. Army. A flying school was created in 1912, with the runway designated Clark Field in 1919. The history of Clark Air Base, Philippines dates back to the late 19th century when it was settled by Filipino military forces. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ...


The base was overrun by Japanese forces during World War II in early 1942, but was recaptured by Americans in January 1945 after three months of fierce fighting. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


On March 14, 1947, the U.S. and the Philippines signed the Military Bases Agreement which provided for use of Clark Air Base until the year 2046 (later amended by the 1966 Rusk-Ramos agreement to 1991). In 1949, the base was transferred from the Army to the U.S. Air Force, and was known as Clark Air Base (or Clark AB). For the Lebanese political coalition, see March 14 Alliance. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... 2046 (MMXLVI) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Seal of the Air Force. ...


On the 2 May 1980 Robert Mark Powell the 2nd was born at the 13Air Force Hospital


Clark Air Base was completely evacuated beginning June 10, 1991, as Mount Pinatubo erupted. June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, at the intersection of the borders of the provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. ...


The Philippine Senate rejected an extension of the Military Bases Agreement that September, and the base was transferred to the Philippine government on November 26, 1991. The Senate of the Philippines is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress of the Philippines. ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Aircraft and military units

Major Air Force units included the Thirteenth Air Force, the 405th Tactical Fighter Wing, the 3d Tactical Fighter Wing with the 3d Combat Support Group, the 3d Security Police Group, the 31st Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS), and the 353rd Special Operations Wing (AFSOC). Also included were units of 1st MOB, 5th TAC, 6200 ABW, and a FCS (Facility Checking Squadron) Like the Fifth Air Force, the Thirteenth Air Force has never been stationed in the United States; it is also one of the oldest, continuously active, numbered air forces. ... The 3d Wing at Clark Air Base was originally known as the 3d Tactical Fighter Wing (3 TFW) and was later renamed during the United States Air Forces restructuring to a Composite Wing. The 3d Tactical Fighter Wing consisted of the 3d Aircraft Generation Squadron (AGS) and within the 3...


Approximately 20 percent of the flying operations at Clark were produced by Military Airlift Command's 374th Tactical Airlift Wing, which was assigned to Clark on November 15, 1973. November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


The heart of Clark's aircraft force during the 1970s and 1980s was the F-4E and F-4G fighter jet. Other planes included the T-33 trainer, the C-130 transport, HH-3E rescue helicopters and a small number of F-5 fighters that were flown by the 26th Aggressor Squadron, 3rd TFW. During the 1950s F-86Ds, B-50s, and SA-16s also were stationed at Clark. In the late 1960s and early 1970s other aircraft assigned to the base included RB-57s, C-47s, C-54s, C-118s, C-124s, HC-130Hs, C-140s, C-9s, HH-43s, CH-3s, T-39s, and even PBYs. In 1968 there were still F-106s on the ramp. In 1968 and 1969 there were 2 C-97s assigned to Detachment 1, 13th AF. The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II[2] is a two-seat supersonic long-range all-weather fighter-bomber originally developed for the U.S. Navy by McDonnell Douglas. ... The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II[2] is a two-seat supersonic long-range all-weather fighter-bomber originally developed for the U.S. Navy by McDonnell Douglas. ... Categories: Aircraft stubs | U.S. military trainer aircraft 1940-1949 ... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. ... The F-5 Freedom Fighter (or Tiger II) is a fighter aircraft, designed and built by Northrop in the USA, beginning in 1962. ... The 26th Aggressor Squadron was located at the Former Clark Air Base near Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. ...


Transient aircraft of many types, especially cargo jets, were very common. Fighter planes regularly visited to participate in aerial warfare exercises at Crow Valley about 30 miles (50 km) to the northwest. An aerial view of the mock airfield at Crow Valley The Crow Valley Bombing and Gunnery Range (IATA: RPXC) was the main bombing range of the United States Armed Forces in the western Pacific and is located in Camp ODonnell in Tarlac, The Philippines. ...


Clark was served regularly by cargo and passenger flights to and from Andersen AFB, Guam; Kadena AB, Japan; Diego Garcia; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Saigon, Vietnam (until 1975). During the 1970s, passengers arrived via Trans International Douglas DC-8 flights from Travis AFB, California (via Honolulu and Guam). Andersen Air Force Base, is a base of the United States Air Force located on the island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean, on the north end of the island approximately 15 miles (24 km) from the capital, Agana. ... Kadena Air Base is the largest American airbase in Asia. ... Diego Garcia () is an atoll located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, some 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) south of Indias southern coast. ... Trans International Airlines was a US airline. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ... Travis Air Force Base is a United States Air Force air field in the Central Valley of California, near Fairfield, CA. Called the “Gateway to the Pacific”, Travis handles more cargo and passengers than any other military air terminal in the United States. ...


By 1980, the base had grown to such an extent that weekly Flying Tigers Boeing 747 service to St. Louis (via Kadena AB Japan; Anchorage; and Los Angeles) had begun. The 747 service was taken over by Tower Air sometime in the late 1980s, and was augmented with a weekly Hawaiian Airlines L-1011 or Douglas DC-8 to Guam-Honolulu-Los Angeles. Flying Tiger Line, also known as Flying Tigers, was the first scheduled cargo airline in the United States and a major military charter operator during the Cold War era for both cargo and personnel (the latter with leased aircraft). ... The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is among the most recognizable jet airliners, and is among the largest passenger airliners. ... Tower Air was a low-fare and charter U.S. airline that operated from 1983 until 2000, when it declared bankruptcy and was liquidated. ... Hawaiian Airlines is the 11th largest commercial airline in the United States. ... The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as just L-1011 (pronounced ell-ten-eleven), was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to enter operation, following the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ...


Culture and recreation

Although the bars off-base in Angeles City were numerous and quite legendary, the servicemen's clubs on base provided strong alternatives. All three were large-scale operations: the Officer's Club (CABOOM) near the parade ground, the Top Hat Club for NCOs near Lily Hill (moved to near the Silver Wing around 1986), and the Coconut Grove Airmen's Club with indoor palm trees. The NCO Club was especially active and regularly brought major bands and artists from the United States to perform. Also at least a hundred sponsored clubs and organizations were active on the base, including Knights of Columbus, a Latino American club, martial arts dojos, and more. Two major movie theaters operated daily: the Bobbitt Theater which played first-run films, and the Kelly Theater which showed older releases. In the late 1960s and early 1970s movies were also shown at the Bamboo Bowl (the football stadium on base). Knights of Columbus emblem The Order of the Knights of Columbus is the worlds largest Catholic fraternal service organization. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ...


The Bamboo Bowl was used for the base's 11 man tackle football league which not only included teams from Clark but from Subic Naval Base as well.


To keep the residents entertained at home, Clark had a very active broadcast center called FEN, or Far East Network Philippines, a division of American Forces Network. The television station (Channel 8; moved to Channel 17 in 1981) showed about 20 hours per day of syndicated programs from the "big three" networks in the United States, with local news and talk programs. This content was locally syndicated until 1983 when programming from Los Angeles was put online. FEN also had two 24-hour radio stations: an AM station which broadcast news and popular music, and FM which was dedicated to easy-listening and classical music. However, with English common in Filipino broadcasting, off-base radio and TV tended to provide a lot of music and American TV fare that was not aired on FEN, such as Dukes of Hazzard and CHiPs. American Forces Network (or AFN) is the brand name used by the United States Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) for its entertainment and command internal information networks worldwide. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television network from 1979 to 1985. ... CHiPs is an American television series through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios running on NBC from September 15, 1977 to July 17, 1983. ...


Two popular events were the annual Chili Cookoff, held near the Silver Wing recreation center around September, and especially the Happening On the Green (referred to as "the HOG"). The HOG was a major carnival held on a designated weekend in February which attracted thousands of residents. Amusements and rides were built and operated not only by Filipino entertainment contractors but also by individual Air Force units seeking to boost unit morale, showcase their talents, and raise funds.


Clark's unique size and history allowed it to develop its own supernatural lore. By the 1970s, the Filipino "white lady" legend had established itself at Clark. Most variations of the story involved a young woman dressed in white who would hail a taxi late at night, and then would vanish from the vehicle enroute.


Weather

Clark Air Base experienced two distinct seasons: a dry season from November through April, with a wet season from May through October. From 1953 to 1991, the mean daily low was 73.6°F and the mean daily high was 88.1°F, with April being warmest and January coolest. The average annual rainfall was 78.39 inches. Typhoons tended to approach from the east during the summer and fall. Many damaging storms struck the base, including Typhoon Irma on November 28, 1974 (generally considered to be the strongest one); Typhoon Rita on October 27, 1978; Typhoon Irma on November 24, 1981; Typhoon Ruby on October 25, 1988; and Typhoon Yunya on June 15, 1991 which coincided with the Mount Pinatubo blast. In July, 1972, central Luzon experienced a month of nearly continuous rain, resulting in 96 inches falling on the plain around Clark. November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Clark Air Base Today

A C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 36th Airlift Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan, arrives to participate in exercise Balikatan 2004.

In 1995, following years of neglect, cleanup and removal of volcanic ash deposits began. The former base re-emerged as Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (Clark International Airport) and Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ). The airfield infrastructure was improved to make it one of the most modern in Asia, and a second parallel runway was built. The former base is now home to a golf resort, a number of industrial buildings, landmarks, and retail establishments. It also hosts the annual Balikatan exercises between the United States and Philippines Armed Forces. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2100x1391, 334 KB) [1] This image is a work of a U.S. Air Force Airman or employee, taken or made during the course of the persons official duties. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2100x1391, 334 KB) [1] This image is a work of a U.S. Air Force Airman or employee, taken or made during the course of the persons official duties. ... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. ... Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Diosdado Macapagal) (DMIA), also called Clark International Airport (IATA: CRK, ICAO: RPLC), is the main airport serving the immediate vicinity of the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) and the general area of Angeles City in the Philippines. ... Proper name for Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines, during 1919-48 when it was under U.S. Army jurisdiction. ... The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, generally regarded as the worlds Home of Golf. Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use...


Though many events still occur at Clark, the American government left some residual toxic chemicals that now affect the groundwater near the base. Native Filipinos who live nearby are affected by these chemicals, such as mercury, resulting in leukemia, gangrene, and other severe diseases and health problems. The United States denies responsibility for these actions. Several organizations, such as FACES (Filipino American Coalition for Environmental Safeguards) and PTFBC (People Task Force for Bases Clean-up), are attempting to begin the detoxification process on the bases.


On March 20, 2007, Clark Air Base was renamed Clark Freeport Philippines, as mandated by Senate Bill 2260 and signed into law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Turning Clark into a freeport entitles investors to the same tax-free and other duty-free privileges enjoyed by their counterparts at the Subic Bay Freeport. The Senate of the Philippines is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress of the Philippines. ... The President of the Philippines is the head of state and government of the Republic of the Philippines. ... The young Gloria Macapagal (far right) and her family; when this picture was taken, her father Diosdado was the President of the Philippines. ... The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is the operating and implementing arm of the Government of the Philippines for the development the 262 square mile (670 square kilometer) area of Subic Bay Freeport (SBF) or what was the former US Naval facility in Subic Bay into a self-sustaining tourism...


Under the new law, Clark Development Corporation (CDC) will remain as administrator of the 4,500-hectare Clark freeport. A subsidiary, Clark International Airport Corporation, runs the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport.


Since the CDC was created in 1993 to administer Clark, some 389 foreign and domestic investors have moved into the zone, generating some PhP24.3 billion (about US$501.1 million) worth of investments. As of March 2007, over 47,000 people, mostly from Pampanga, Tarlac and Bulacan provinces, are currently employed at Clark. Pampanga is a [[]] and Nueva Ecija to the north, and Bulacan to the southeast. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Tarlac Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: Tarlac City Founded: 1872 Population: 2000 census—1,068,783 (23rd largest) Density—350 per km² (14th highest) Area: 3,053. ... Provincial Capitol of Bulacan. ...


See also

Other United States Air Force installations in the Philippines: The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands with a total land area of 300,000 km². The 11 largest islands contain 94% of the total land area. ... // List of major battles Battle of Manila Battle of Bataan Battle of Mactan Battle of Corregidor Battle of Luzon Battle of Leyte Battle of Pulang Lupa Balangiga Massacre Small Wars Wars with local Islamic Extremists Wars with local Communist Insurgents Foreign Service International Force East Timor see INTERFET UN Transitional... The military history of the United States spans a period of less than two and a half centuries. ... Emblem of the U.S. Air Forces Pacific The United States Pacific Air Forces (USPACAF or PACAF) is one of nine major U.S. Air Force commands and one of two located outside the continental United States, the other being U.S. Air Forces Europe. ...

Camp ODonnell was a facility of the United States Air Force in Tarlac, The Philippines. ... An aerial view of the mock airfield at Crow Valley The Crow Valley Bombing and Gunnery Range (IATA: RPXC) was the main bombing range of the United States Armed Forces in the western Pacific and is located in Camp ODonnell in Tarlac, The Philippines. ... John Hay Air Base, more commonly known as Camp John Hay, was a major hill station used for rest and recreation for personnel and dependents of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines as well as Department of Defense employees and their dependents. ... Mactan Air Base was a facility of the United States Air Force located on Mactan Island in Cebu, The Philippines. ... Wallace Air Station Wallace Air Station was a United States Air Force (USAF) facility located at the end of Poro Point in San Fernando, La Union, The Philippines. ...

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Coordinates: 15°11′09″N, 120°33′37″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Clark Air Base - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1283 words)
Clark Air Base was first established as Fort Stotsenberg in 1903, a cavalry post of the U.S. Army, with its garrison Troop F, 1st Cavalry.
In 1949, the base was transferred from the Army to the U.S. Air Force, and was known as Clark Air Base (or Clark AB).
Clark Air Base was completely evacuated of all but security personnel on June 10, 1991, two days before Mount Pinatubo began the summer-long series of eruptions which destroyed the upper 1000 feet of its peak.
Clark Air Base (610 words)
Clark Air Base was the largest overseas U.S. military base in the world, with 156,204 acres.
Volcanic damage and uncertainty regarding future eruptions resulted in the decision to relinquish Clark Air Base even before a final base agreement was negotiated with the Government of the Philippines; the base was formally turned over to the Philippine Government in late November 1991.
Clark died on May 2, 1919 in a seaplane crash in Panama and is now buried in the Arlington National Cemetery.
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