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Lisle-en-Barrois Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located on the plateau north of the commune of Lisle-en-Barrois, in the Meuse department in north-eastern France.

Lisle-en-Barrois Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Lisle-en-Barrois, France
213th Aero Squadron Captain John A. Hambleton.jpg
Captain John A. Hambleton, 213th Aero Squadron with his SPAD XIII, Lisle-en-Barrois Aerodromem France. Hambleton was credited with 3 aerial victories in World War I and awarded two Distinguished Service Crosses.
Lisle-en-Barrois Aerodrome is located in France
Lisle-en-Barrois Aerodrome
Lisle-en-Barrois Aerodrome
Coordinates48°54′05″N 005°08′11″E / 48.90139°N 5.13639°E / 48.90139; 5.13639Coordinates: 48°54′05″N 005°08′11″E / 48.90139°N 5.13639°E / 48.90139; 5.13639
TypeCombat Airfield
Site information
Controlled byUS Army Air Roundel.svg  Air Service, United States Army
ConditionAgricultural area
Site history
Built1918
In use1918–1919
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World War I
Garrison information
Garrison3d Pursuit Group
United States First Army Air Service

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OverviewEdit

In 1915, the French escadrille MS 37 stayed for some time (19 August to 16 October) near the "ferme de Vaudoncourt", 1 miles north of lisle en Barrois.

A new airfield was built during the summer of 1918, initially for the French Air Service: Groupe de Combat no 12 and its four escadrilles SPA 3, SPA 26, SPA 67 and SPA 103 stayed from 9 to 19 September. As no other French unit is known to have stayed later, it can be assumed that the airfield was transferred to the Air Service, United States Army in the following days.

3d Pursuit Group headquarters arrived on 20 September 1918 with four squadrons (28th, 93rd, 103rd and 213th Aero Squadrons), flying missions for the US First Army during both the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives. In support of the flying squadrons, the 2d Air Park had a flight of mechanics for repair of both aircraft and vehicles.

462nd Aero Squadron (construct.) arrived at the same time to improved the airfield installations, leaving on 6 October towards Parois Aerodrome, near Clermont en Argonne.

By 6 November, with the front moving to the west and north, the 3d Pursuit Group moved up to Foucaucourt Aerodrome, and Lisle-en-Barrois airfield was abandoned.

After the armistice, the airfield was returned to agricultural use. Today it is a series of cultivated fields located on the east side of the Départmental 2 (D2), north of Lisle-en-Barrois, 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.
  • Series "N", Volume 16, History of the Air Service AND Special Aviation Maps AND Station Lists for Air Service Units, October–December 1918

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