Lisle-en-Barrois Aerodrome

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Lisle-en-Barrois Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Lisle-en-Barrois, France
213th Aero Squadron Captain John A. Hambleton.jpg
Captain John A. Hambleton, 213th Aero Squadron with his SPAD XIII, Lisle-en-Barrois Aerodromem France. Hambleton was credited with 3 aerial victories in World War I and awarded two Distinguished Service Crosses.
Lisle-en-Barrois Aerodrome is located in France
Lisle-en-Barrois Aerodrome
Lisle-en-Barrois Aerodrome
Coordinates 48°54′05″N 005°08′11″E / 48.90139°N 5.13639°E / 48.90139; 5.13639Coordinates: 48°54′05″N 005°08′11″E / 48.90139°N 5.13639°E / 48.90139; 5.13639
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

Lisle-en-Barrois Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located 0.6 miles (0.97 km) East-Northeast of the commune of Lisle-en-Barrois, in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.


The airfield was built during the summer of 1918. It was used by the Air Service, United States Army as a main operating base. Beginning in September 1918, it was the home of the 3d Pursuit Group during both the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives, with four squadrons of aircraft.

In support of the flying squadrons, the 2d Air Park had a flight of mechanics for repair of both aircraft and vehicles. The ground support station consisted of various aircraft hangars, support buildings and quarters for personnel.

By 6 November, with the front moving to the west and north, the 3d Pursuit Group moved up to Foucaucourt Aerodrome, and Lisle-en-Barrois airfield was abandoned.

After the armistice, the airfield was returned to agricultural use. Today it is a series of cultivated fields located on the east side of the Départmental 2 (D2), north of Lisle-en-Barrois, 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.
  • Series "N", Volume 16, History of the Air Service AND Special Aviation Maps AND Station Lists for Air Service Units, October–December 1918

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