Poncri Auxiliary Aerodrome

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Poncri Auxiliary Aerodrome
Airport typePublic
Coordinates08°13′39″N 080°33′47″W / 8.22750°N 80.56306°W / 8.22750; -80.56306Coordinates: 08°13′39″N 080°33′47″W / 8.22750°N 80.56306°W / 8.22750; -80.56306
Poncri Auxiliary Aerodrome is located in Panama
Poncri Auxiliary Aerodrome
Poncri Auxiliary Aerodrome
Location in Panama

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 Airacobras from the airfield from 22 February – 2 August 1944.

The airfield has been overbuilt with housing.[1]


 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.
  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.

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