Gondreville-sur-Moselle Aerodrome

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Gondreville-sur-Moselle Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Gondreville, France
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Various scenes of Gondreville-sur-Moselle Aerodrome
Gondreville-sur-Moselle Aerodrome is located in France
Gondreville-sur-Moselle Aerodrome
Gondreville-sur-Moselle Aerodrome
Coordinates 48°41′02″N 05°57′56″E / 48.68389°N 5.96556°E / 48.68389; 5.96556Coordinates: 48°41′02″N 05°57′56″E / 48.68389°N 5.96556°E / 48.68389; 5.96556
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

Gondreville-sur-Moselle Aerodrome was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located 0.7 miles (1.1 km) South of Gondreville, in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France.

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The airfield was built during the summer of 1918 as a main operating base for the First Army Air Service. The ground support station consisted of various aircraft hangars, support buildings and quarters for personnel. It was the headquarters of the First Army Observation Group, the mission of the base was to perform long-range, strategic observation and reconnaissance flights over enemy territory and provide intelligence to First Army headquarters during the St. Mihiel Offensive.

The base, however, became redundant at the end of September prior to the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and the group was moved to Vavincourt Aerodrome. Gondreville was vacated and later turned over to the French after the armistice. After the armistice, the airfield was returned to agricultural use. Today it is a series of cultivated fields located south of Gondreville. The airfield was located to the south of the A31 autoroute, with no indications of its wartime use.

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References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • 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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