Moras Ferme Aerodrome

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Moras Ferme Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, France
1st Aero Squadron - Salmson 2A2.jpg
Salmson 2A2 of the 1st Aero Squadron being pushed by maintenance personnel, Summer 1918.
Moras Ferme Aerodrome is located in France
Moras Ferme Aerodrome
Moras Ferme Aerodrome
Coordinates 46°56′32″N 003°10′19″E / 46.94222°N 3.17194°E / 46.94222; 3.17194
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

Moras Ferme Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was 1.9 miles (3.1 km) East of the commune of La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, 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 as a forward operations airfield by the I Corps Observation Group during the Aisne-Marne Offensive Campaign during late July 1918. Two of the group's squadrons, the 1st and 12th Aero Squadrons operated from the field until moving out at the beginning of August to May-en-Multien 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 south of Sermoise-sur-loise. The airfield was located to the east of the Route nationale 7 (N7), 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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