Lemmes Aerodrome

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Lemmes Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)

Located near: Lemmes, France

Lemmes Aerodrome is located in France
Lemmes Aerodrome
Lemmes Aerodrome
Lemmes Aerodrome (France)
Coordinates 49°04′11″N 005°16′19″E / 49.06972°N 5.27194°E / 49.06972; 5.27194
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 First Army Observation Group
United States First Army Air Service

Lemmes Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located 0.6 miles (0.97 km) West-Northwest of the commune of Lemmes, in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.

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The airfield was used briefly by the United States 186th Aero Squadron in November 1918 after the Armistice with Germany. It was likely a German facility during the war which served the Americans while waiting for permission to enter the Rhineland on 1 December with the Third Army of Occupation. On 6 December the Squadron moved out to Trier Airdrome and the subsequent history of Lemmes Aerodrome is unknown.

Eventually, the airfield was returned to agricultural use. Today it is a series of cultivated fields located northwest of Lemmes. The airfield was located to the west of the Départmental 204 (D204), 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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