Touquin Aerodrome

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Touquin Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Touquin, France
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Using a Lewis machine gun for aerodrome air defense, 1918
Touquin Aerodrome is located in France
Touquin Aerodrome
Touquin Aerodrome
Coordinates 48°43′43″N 002°59′17″E / 48.72861°N 2.98806°E / 48.72861; 2.98806Coordinates: 48°43′43″N 002°59′17″E / 48.72861°N 2.98806°E / 48.72861; 2.98806
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

Touquin Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located 1 mile (1.6 km) West of Touquin, in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

Overview

As with Saints, Touquin airfield was hastely built during the Alied struggle to stop the (eventually last) German drive towards Paris across the river Marne. The first French unit arrived on 20 June 1918, followed by two other "escadrilles", then by the American 1st Pursuit Group, Air Service, United States Army on 28 June, with HQ and four squadrons. As it was summer, the field saw probably no more than a few tents, without any hangar to shelter the aircraft. All French units were gone by the 7 July, and the 1st Pursuit Group left for Saints on next 9 July.

On 25 February 1919, two French escadrilles arrived at the airfield, the last one leaving on 17 May, before the fields returned definitely to agricultural use. Today it is a series of cultivated fields located south of Pezarches. The airfield was located to the south of the Départmental 231 (D231), with no indications of its wartime 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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