May-en-Multien Aerodrome

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May-en-Multien Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: May-en-Multien, France
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May-en-Multien Aerodrome showing Bengel Flares
May-en-Multien Aerodrome is located in France
May-en-Multien Aerodrome
May-en-Multien Aerodrome
Coordinates 49°04′25″N 003°01′39″E / 49.07361°N 3.02750°E / 49.07361; 3.02750Coordinates: 49°04′25″N 003°01′39″E / 49.07361°N 3.02750°E / 49.07361; 3.02750
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 I Corps Observation Group
United States First Army Air Service

May-en-Multien Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located 1/2 miles south of the commune of May-en-Multien, in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

Overview

The airfield was a temporary facility used by the French Aeronautique Militaire from early June 1918, most likely consisting of no more than a few tents, then later for a very short period on 5 - 10 August by the I Corps Observation Group as a forward operating airfield during the Aisne-Marne Offensive Campaign. Its HQ and two squadrons, the 1st and 12th Aero Squadron operated from the field until moving out during the middle of August to Coincy Aerodrome.

It was then once again used by the French Air Service on 7 - 21 September 1918. By the time of the Armistice, the airfield had already been returned to agricultural use.

Known units assigned

See also

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • 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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