Haussimont Airdrome

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Haussimont Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Goussancourt, France
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Medical flight personnel of the 99th Aero Squadron standing in front of a hospital tent
Haussimont Aerodrome is located in France
Haussimont Aerodrome
Haussimont Aerodrome
Coordinates 48°44′51″N 004°10′03″E / 48.74750°N 4.16750°E / 48.74750; 4.16750Coordinates: 48°44′51″N 004°10′03″E / 48.74750°N 4.16750°E / 48.74750; 4.16750
Approximate Location
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 V Corps Observation Group
United States First Army Air Service

Haussimont Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located near the commune of Haussimont, in the Marne department in north-eastern France.

Overview[edit]

The airfield was originally a French field that was turned over for the Air Service, United States Army to use in early 1918. It was used as a training base by the First Army Air Service as an airfield by the 99th Aero Squadron beginning in March 1918. The 99th flew missions from Haussimont in conjunction with the 3d Artillery Observation School at Mailly, France as part of the First Army Observation Group. This work continued daily until 31 May, when orders were received to move to Amanty Aerodrome.

From mid May 1918 until the end of June, the 95th Aero Squadron (Pursuit) also used Haussimont as a forward operating base to fly combat patrols over the sector from Saint-Mihiel to Pont a Mousson. The enemy in the sector, however, did normally not engage the squadron's aircraft, keeping a respectful distance. However, the Germans became more active in late May and daily combats became a more frequent occurrence.

The Americans moved out of Haussimont and began flying combat patrols over the Toul Sector and the airfield was returned to French control in late June 1918. From that point its history is undetermined. Its precise location is also undetermined.

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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.