Guardia Nacional del Aire

of the Panama Air Force

Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: unknown
Main Role:
Secondary Role:
First Formed: n/a
Parent Unit: AF HQ
Current Status: Disbanded


The unit was formed in 1931, when the decision was made to replace the Panama navy with an air force under the control of the Guardia Nacional. Very little military flying took place until Pearl Harbor 1941, because the United States operated some Naval and Army Air Force units based in the Canal Zone. Some reorganisation took place in the 1940s and the Air Force was renamed Fuerza Aérea de la Guardia Nacional and was disbanded in 1945.

Subordinate Units



Type Qty Service Example Serials
Travel Air Speedwing 2 1931 – 1932 1,2
Keystone K-84 Commuter 2 1931 – 1934 3,4
Travel Air 6000B 1 1933 – n/a 5
Sikorsky S-38B 1 1936 – 1937 n/a
Piper J-3F Cub 1 1940 – 1941 R-6E
Luscombe 8A Silvaire Master 1 1941 – 1942 n/a

Unit Markings

Guardia Nacional del Aire


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea de Paitilla/Ciudad de Panamá 1931 – 1945


None currently available.

More Information


  • Central American and Caribbean Air Forces (Daniel Hagedorn)
  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

Other Sources

To be added.

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