Rembercourt Aerodrome

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Rembercourt Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Rembercourt-Sommaisne, France
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94th Aero Squadron - Flightline at Rembercourt Aerodrome, France, late October 1918. Note the wind-direction flag on the headquarters building. It was captured from the German Stenay Airdrome
Rembercourt Aerodrome is located in France
Rembercourt Aerodrome
Rembercourt Aerodrome
Coordinates 48°55′08″N 005°12′46″E / 48.91889°N 5.21278°E / 48.91889; 5.21278
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 1st Pursuit Group
United States First Army Air Service

Rembercourt Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) East-Northeast of Rembercourt-Sommaisne, in the Meuse department in Lorraine in northeastern France.

Overview[edit]

The airfield was built during the summer of 1918 as a main operating base. It was used by the Air Service, United States Army. Beginning in September, 1918, it was the home of the 1st Pursuit Group during both the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives, with five squadrons of aircraft. In addition, it was a repair depot for both aircraft and vehicles, being the home of the 4th Air Park and Flight "C", 648th Aero Squadron, along with various aircraft hangars, support buildings and quarters for personnel.

By the end of 1918, the Americans left and the airfield was abandoned and returned to agricultural use. Today it is a series of cultivated fields located on the south side of the Départmental 902 (D902), northwest of Frize-la-Petite, with no indications of its wartime use. A large electrical windmill is now erected on the site.

Known units assigned[edit]

Flight Operated from: Verdun Aerodrome, 7 November 1918-unknown 1919
Flight operated from: Verdun Airdrome, 25 September 1918-unknown 1919

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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.
  • Series "N", Volume 16, History of the Air Service AND Special Aviation Maps AND Station Lists for Air Service Units, Oct-Dec 1918

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