Chailly-en-Brie Aerodrome

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Chailly-en-Brie Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Chailly-en-Brie, France
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12th Aero Squadron pilots and a Salmson 2A2 reconnaissance aircraft, 1918
Chailly-en-Brie Aerodrome is located in France
Chailly-en-Brie Aerodrome
Chailly-en-Brie Aerodrome
Chailly-en-Brie Aerodrome (France)
Coordinates 48°46′28″N 003°07′37″E / 48.77444°N 3.12694°E / 48.77444; 3.12694
Type Combat Airfield
Site information
Controlled by US Army Air Roundel.svg  Air Service, United States Army
Condition Agricultural area
Site history
Built 1918
In use 1918–1919
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World War I
Garrison information
Garrison I Corps Observation Group
United States First Army Air Service

Chailly-en-Brie Aerodrome was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located 1 mile (1.6 km) South of Chailly-en-Brie, in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

Overview[edit]

The airfield was a temporary facility, likely consisting of no more than a few tents that was established by the I Corps Observation Group during the Aisne-Marne Offensive Campaign during the end of August 1918. Two of the group's squadrons, the 1st and 12th Aero Squadrons operated from the field for a few days until moving to Gengault Aerodrome, near Toul.

After the brief use by the Americans, it was turned over to the French and it's subsequent history is undermined. After the armistice, the airfield was returned to agricultural use. Today it is a series of cultivated fields located south of Chailly-en-Brie. The airfield was located to the east of the Départmental 209 (D209), with no indications of its wartime use.

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References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Series "D", Volume 2, Squadron histories,. Gorrell's History of the American Expeditionary Forces Air Service, 1917–1919, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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