Hi Mickey-- Palawan Island is a little over 235 miles from Cebu Island from closest point to closest point.A B-25 can go flat out at a little over 225 mph, so your observation that the times specified do not jive is a good one.
You have to read these reports with squinty eyes---I have a MACR with a point to point flight route, and a known depature point of just west of London, England.But, if you plot the first coordinate from the MACR on a map you find yourself departing from a mountaintop in KHAZIKSTAN!!You have to figure out who made the error and why.The clerk, in this case, forgot to put in 00* and instead wrote 56*, which was actually the minutes (") coordinate.
You need to determine precisely where their field was.It could have been on Cagayan Island which is 150 miles closer to Cebu, but still part of the Palawan group.Consolacion is a geographic feature on Cebu, so on the face of it all, it does not appear that the time coordinates are accurate.You need to fine tune your research to specific routes and destinations.It might be worth the effort to locate other members of the Squadron and determine first hand what the mission was and where it left from.
May I recommend to you that you go down to your local used book store and get a great big National Geographic map of the P.I.You will find it immensely helpful.The P.I. is a HUGE piece of real estate.