|Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)|
|Located near: Lisle-en-Barrois, France|
|Controlled by||Air Service, United States Army|
World War I
|Garrison||3d Pursuit Group|
United States First Army Air Service
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.
Known units assignedEdit
- Headquarters, 3d Pursuit Group, 20 September – 6 November 1918
- 28th Aero Squadron (Pursuit), 20 September – 6 November 1918
- 103d Aero Squadron (Pursuit), 20 September – 6 November 1918
- 93d Aero Squadron (Pursuit), 21 September – 6 November 1918
- 213th Aero Squadron (Pursuit), 20 September – 5 November 1918
- 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