Mercy-le-Bas Aerodrome

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Mercy-le-Bas Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Mercy-le-Bas, France
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1st Aero Squadron - Salmson 2A2 in flight
Mercy-le-Bas Aerodrome is located in France
Mercy-le-Bas Aerodrome
Mercy-le-Bas Aerodrome
Coordinates 49°23′07″N 005°45′08″E / 49.38528°N 5.75222°E / 49.38528; 5.75222Coordinates: 49°23′07″N 005°45′08″E / 49.38528°N 5.75222°E / 49.38528; 5.75222
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 I Corps Observation Group
United States First Army Air Service

Mercy-le-Bas Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was 0.1 miles (0.16 km) North of the commune of Mercy-le-Bas, in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France.


The airfield was used briefly by the United States 1st Aero Squadron in November 1918 after the Armistice with Germany. It was likely a German facility during the war which served the Americans while waiting for permission to enter the Rhineland on 1 December with the Third Army of Occupation. On 6 December the 1st Aero Squadron moved out to Julvecourt Aerodrome and the subsequent history of Mercy-le-Bas Aerodrome is unknown.

Eventually, the airfield was returned to agricultural use. Today it is a series of cultivated fields located north of Mercy-le-Bas. The airfield was located to the west of the Départmental 643 (D643), 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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