La Noblette Aerodrome

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La Noblette Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Mourmelon-le-Grand, France
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Operations staff, 103d Aero Squadron at La Noblette Aerodrome, early 1918
La Noblette Aerodrome is located in France
La Noblette Aerodrome
La Noblette Aerodrome
Coordinates 49°06′57″N 004°23′27″E / 49.11583°N 4.39083°E / 49.11583; 4.39083Coordinates: 49°06′57″N 004°23′27″E / 49.11583°N 4.39083°E / 49.11583; 4.39083
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 3d Pursuit Group
United States First Army Air Service

La Noblette Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) Southeast of the commune of Mourmelon-le-Grand, in the Marne department in north-eastern France.


The airfield's origins are undetermined. It was used by the 103d Aero Squadron shortly after its pilots were incorporated into the Air Service, United States Army from the French Lafayette Escadrille and Lafayette Flying Corps in February, 1918. It was used as the squadron's main operating base. From La Noblette, the Americans flew daily patrols against enemy aircraft over the Champagne Sector. In early April, the squadron moved to the Aisne sector and began flying from the Bonne Maison Aerodrome. Its subsequent history is undetermined.

After the armistice, the airfield was returned to agricultural use. Today it is a series of cultivated fields located southeast of Mourmelon-le-Grand, with no indications of its wartime use.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  • 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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