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Poncri Auxiliary Aerodrome
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Public
Location Panama
Coordinates 08°13′39″N 080°33′47″W / 8.2275°N 80.56306°W / 8.2275; -80.56306Coordinates: 08°13′39″N 080°33′47″W / 8.2275°N 80.56306°W / 8.2275; -80.56306
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Poncri Auxiliary Aerodrome is a former airport in Panama.

During World War II the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Forces Sixth Air Force as an auxiliary of Howard Field as part of the defense of the Panama Canal. Known as Pocri Airfield, the XXVI Fighter Command 28th Fighter Squadron flew P-39 Aircobras from the airfield from 22 February-2 August 1944.

References[]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0-89201-097-5

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