Parois Airdrome

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Parois Airdrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Aubréville, France
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Pilots of the 99th Aero Squadron in front of a squadron Salmson 2A2 reconnaissance aircraft
Parois Airdrome is located in France
Parois Airdrome
Parois Airdrome
Coordinates 49°08′18″N 005°07′02″E / 49.13833°N 5.11722°E / 49.13833; 5.11722Coordinates: 49°08′18″N 005°07′02″E / 49.13833°N 5.11722°E / 49.13833; 5.11722
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
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World War I
Garrison information
Garrison V Corps Observation Group
United States First Army Air Service

Parois Airdrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located near the commune of Aubréville, in the Lorraine region in northeastern France.


The airfield was built during the early fall of 1918 as a forward operations base, and was used during the last days of the war by the United States First Army Air Service V Corps Observation Group during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Two squadrons of aircraft operated from the field, primarily taking aerial photography, performing battlefield adjustments and making artillery adjustments. It likely consisted of a few tents and perhaps some canvas and steel-tubing hangars. After the 11 November Armistice, the Group was reassigned to the Rhineland as part of the Third Army of Occupation and Parois Airdrome was turned over to the French Government.

Subsequently, the airfield was returned to agricultural use. Its exact location in the Parois area is undetermined.

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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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