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Épiez Aerodrome was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) West of Épiez-sur-Meuse, in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.

Épiez Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Épiez-sur-Meuse, France
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Epiez Aerodrome, France
Épiez Aerodrome is located in France
Épiez Aerodrome
Épiez Aerodrome
Coordinates48°32′43″N 005°37′10″E / 48.54528°N 5.61944°E / 48.54528; 5.61944Coordinates: 48°32′43″N 005°37′10″E / 48.54528°N 5.61944°E / 48.54528; 5.61944
TypeCombat Airfield
Site information
Controlled byUS Army Air Roundel.svg  Air Service, United States Army
ConditionAgricultural area
Site history
Built1918
In use1918–1919
Battles/warsWorld War I War Service Streamer without inscription.png
World War I
Garrison information
Garrison1st Pursuit Group
United States First Army Air Service

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OverviewEdit

Epiez was built for the United States First Army Air Service in early spring 1918, and used by Aero Squadron training with the Pursuit Organization and Training Center, before joining the 1st Pursuit Group at the Croix de Metz Aerodrome, the last gone by 1 June 1918:

104th Aero Squadron (V Corps Observation Group/First Army) then stopped here 4-8 August 1918, before the airfield was transferred to the French "Aéronautique Militaire" whose "Groupe de Bombardement no 2" was stationed at Epiez from 8 August 1918 until Summer 1919.

Today, it is a series of cultivated fields located on the north side of the Départmental 193 (D193), about one mile west of Épiez, with no indications of its wartime use.

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ReferencesEdit

  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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