Touquin Aerodrome

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Touquin Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Touquin, France
1st Pursuit Group - Local Airdrome Defense.jpg
Using a Lewis machine gun for aerodrome air defense, 1918
Touquin Aerodrome is located in France
Touquin Aerodrome
Touquin Aerodrome
Touquin Aerodrome (France)
Coordinates 48°43′43″N 002°59′17″E / 48.72861°N 2.98806°E / 48.72861; 2.98806
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 1st Pursuit Group
United States First Army Air Service

Touquin Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located 0.5 miles (0.80 km) North of Touquin, in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

Overview[edit]

The airfield was briefly used by the 1st Pursuit Group, Air Service, United States Army as a forward operating base in late June and early July, 1918. It likely consisted of a series of tents for personnel and headquarters, with four squadrons of airplanes parked on agricultural fields. The group moved to Touquin on 28 June from Gengault Aerodrome, near Toul and carried out offensive operations over the Aisne-Marne Sector. After about a week, the group moved to Saints Aerodrome and the fields of Touquin were abandoned. It was never again used during the war.

After the armistice, the airfield was returned to agricultural use. Today it is a series of cultivated fields located south of Pezarches. The airfield was located to the south of the Départmental 231 (D231), 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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