Pretz-en-Argonne Airdrome

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Pretz-en-Argonne Airdrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)

Located near: Pretz-en-Argonne, France

Pretz-en-Argonne Airdrome is located in France
Pretz-en-Argonne Airdrome
Pretz-en-Argonne Airdrome
Pretz-en-Argonne Airdrome (France)
Coordinates 48°57′23″N 005°08′49″E / 48.95639°N 5.14694°E / 48.95639; 5.14694
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 III Corps Observation Group
United States First Army Air Service

Pretz-en-Argonne Airdrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located near the commune of Pretz-en-Argonne,in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.


Also known as Bregnet Field, the airfield was used by the 88th Aero Squadron, Air Service, United States Army in 1918 as a forward observation/reconnaissance airfield during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during September 1918. It likely consisted of a series of tents for personnel and headquarters, and was used for about a week before the 88th was moved to Souilly Aerodrome.

The precise location of the airfield is undetermined, and presumably after the war, the airfield was abandoned and returned to agricultural 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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