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Unit History


Guardia Nacional del Aire

Role: Aviation.

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.


Air Bases:
Base Duration
Base Aérea de Paitilla/Ciudad de Panamá 1931 - 1945

Aircraft Used:
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

References:

  • Central American and Caribbean Air Forces (Daniel Hagedorn)

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

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