Lay-Saint-Remy Aerodrome

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Lay-Saint-Remy Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Lay-Saint-Remy, France
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Air Service engineering site map for Lay-Saint-Remy Aerodrome
Lay-Saint-Remy Aerodrome is located in France
Lay-Saint-Remy Aerodrome
Lay-Saint-Remy Aerodrome
Coordinates 48°41′12″N 005°44′46″E / 48.68667°N 5.74611°E / 48.68667; 5.74611
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 5th Pursuit Group
United States First Army Air Service

Lay-Saint-Remy Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located 0.7 miles (1.1 km) West-Northwest of the commune of Lay-Saint-Remy, in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France.

Overview[edit]

The airfield was built during the summer of 1918 and allocated to the Second Army Air Service for combat operations during a planned drive against Metz in the fall. However, as a result of the November 1918 armistice, it was never used for combat operations. Subsequently, three squadrons of the 5th Pursuit Group were assigned to the field in November 1918 after their formation and flew non-combat flights from the field during late November. From Lay-Saint-Remy, the squadrons moved to Coblenz Airdrome, Fort Kaiser Alexander, in the Rhineland as part of the Third Army of Occupation, and the Aerodrome was turned over to the French Government.

Eventually, the airfield was returned to agricultural use. The exact location of the Aerodrome is undetermined.

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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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