Remicourt Aerodrome

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Remicourt Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Remicourt, France
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Lieutenant William Portwood Erwin, 1st Aero Squadron, being congratulated by Captain A. J. Coyle, Commander, First Army Observation Group on achieving air ace status, October 1918
Remicourt Aerodrome is located in France
Remicourt Aerodrome
Remicourt Aerodrome
Coordinates 48°57′03″N 004°50′57″E / 48.95083°N 4.84917°E / 48.95083; 4.84917Coordinates: 48°57′03″N 004°50′57″E / 48.95083°N 4.84917°E / 48.95083; 4.84917
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

Remicourt Aerodrome was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) West of Remicourt, in the Marne department in north-eastern France.


The airfield was built during the late summer of 1918 as a main operating base for the United States First Army Air Service, I Corps Observation Group. It was established to support the Meuse-Argonne Offensivem with Corps (tactical) reconnaissance and battlefield observation support. By the end of September, the group moved three observation squadrons to the airfield. During the Argonne operation the Salmson 2A2s of the group were in much demand, with aerial photography, observer notes and artillery adjustments as the front moved to the north and west. The group moved to Julvecourt Aerodrome on 5 November in order to operate closer to the front lines.

After the armistice, the airfield was turned over to the French Air Service and it was returned to agricultural use. Today it is a series of cultivated fields located west of Remicourt . The airfield was located to the north of the Départmental 54 (D54), 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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