Coincy Aerodrome

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Coincy Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Coincy, France
Coincy Aerodrome is located in France
Coincy Aerodrome
Coincy Aerodrome
Coincy Aerodrome (France)
Coordinates 49°09′56″N 003°24′35″E / 49.16556°N 3.40972°E / 49.16556; 3.40972
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
Battles/wars World War I War Service Streamer without inscription.png
World War I
Garrison information
Garrison I Corps Observation Group
United States First Army Air Service

Coincy Aerodrome was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located 0.6 miles (0.97 km) WNW of Coincy, in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern 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 early August 1918. Two of the group's squadrons, the 1st and 12th Aero Squadrons operated from the field for a few days in August 1918 until moving to Chailly-en-Brie Aerodrome.

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 northwest of Coincy. The airfield was located to the west of the Départmental 80 (D80), 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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