Rembercourt Aerodrome

Rembercourt Aerodrome was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) East-Northeast of Rembercourt aux Pots, now part of Rembercourt-Sommaisne, in the Meuse department in northeastern France.

Rembercourt Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Rembercourt-Sommaisne, France
94th Aero Squadron - Flightline at Rembercourt Aerodrome, France, late October 1918. Note the wind-direction flag on the headquarters building. It was captured from the German Stenay Airdrome
Rembercourt Aerodrome
Coordinates48°55′08″N 005°12′46″E
TypeCombat Airfield
Site information
Controlled by  Air Service, United States Army
ConditionAgricultural area
Site history
In use1918–1919
World War I
Garrison information
Garrison1st Pursuit Group
United States First Army Air Service


An airfield was built and used by the French Air Service at "Rembercourt" in early 1916, then again in August 1918, before it was transferred to American Air Service early September 1918. From 1 September 1918, it became the home of the 1st Pursuit Group until the end of war, especially during both the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives, with five squadrons: 27th, 94th, 95th, 147th and 185th Aero Squadrons. In addition, it was a repair depot for both aircraft and vehicles, being the home of the 4th Air Park and Flight "C", 648th Aero Squadron, along with various aircraft hangars, support buildings and quarters for personnel.

By the end of 1918, the Americans left and the airfield was abandoned and returned to agricultural use. Today it is a series of cultivated fields located on the south side of the Départmental 902 (D902), northwest of Erize-la-Petite, with no indications of its wartime use. A large electrical windmill is now erected on the site.

Known units assigned

Flight Operated from: Verdun Aerodrome, 7 November 1918-unknown 1919
Flight operated from: Verdun Airdrome, 25 September 1918-unknown 1919

See also


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

    • 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, Oct-Dec 1918
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