May-en-Multien Aerodrome

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
May-en-Multien Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: May-en-Multien, France
May-en-Multien Aerodrome.jpg
May-en-Multien Aerodrome showing Bengel Flares
May-en-Multien Aerodrome is located in France
May-en-Multien Aerodrome
May-en-Multien Aerodrome
Coordinates 49°04′25″N 003°01′39″E / 49.07361°N 3.02750°E / 49.07361; 3.02750
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
Battles/wars World War I War Service Streamer without inscription.png
World War I
Garrison information
Garrison I Corps Observation Group
United States First Army Air Service

May-en-Multien Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located near of the commune of May-en-Multien, in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

Overview[edit]

The airfield was a temporary facility, likely consisting of no more than a few tents that was established by the I Corps Observation Group as a forward operating airfield during the Aisne-Marne Offensive Campaign during early August 1918. Two of the group's squadrons, the 1st and 12th Aero Squadrons operated from the field until moving out during the middle of August to Coincy Aerodrome.

After the brief use by the Americans, it was turned over to the French and its subsequent history is undetermined. After the armistice, the airfield was returned to agricultural use. Its precise location is undetermined

Known units assigned[edit]

See also[edit]

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.

External links[edit]