Julvécourt Aerodrome

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Julvécourt Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Julvécourt, France
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Members of the 1st Aero Squadron in a celebratory photo with a squadron Salmson 2A2 at Julvécourt Aerodrome, 11 November 1918 at the time of the Armistice with Germany
Julvécourt Aerodrome is located in France
Julvécourt Aerodrome
Julvécourt Aerodrome
Julvécourt Aerodrome (France)
Coordinates 49°03′49″N 005°10′49″E / 49.06361°N 5.18028°E / 49.06361; 5.18028
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
See: Juvincourt Airfield for the World War II military airfield

Julvécourt Aerodrome was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located 0.4 miles (0.64 km) West of Julvécourt, in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern 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 set up to support reconnaissance and observation flying during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. It was used in early November 1918, just before the Armistice with Germany.

After the brief combat use, the Americans pulled out by early January 1919, and were sent to the Rhineland as part of the Third Army of Occupation, with the aerodrome was turned over to the French government. It's subsequent use is undetermined. Afterwards, it was returned to agricultural use. Today it is a series of cultivated fields located west of Julvécourt . The airfield was located to the west of the Départmental 21 (D21), 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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