Moras Ferme Aerodrome
|Moras Ferme Aerodrome|
|Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)|
|Located near: La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, France|
Salmson 2A2 of the 1st Aero Squadron being pushed by maintenance personnel, Summer 1918.
|Controlled by||Air Service, United States Army|
World War I
|Garrison||I Corps Observation Group
United States First Army Air Service
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.
Known units assigned
- 1st Aero Squadron (Observation) 22 July-5 August 1918
- 12th Aero Squadron (Observation) 22 July-3 August 1918
- Series "D", Volume 2, Squadron histories,. Gorrell's History of the American Expeditionary Forces Air Service, 1917–1919, National Archives, Washington, D.C.