Touquin Aerodrome

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.

Touquin Aerodrome
Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Located near: Touquin, France
Using a Lewis machine gun for aerodrome air defense, 1918
Touquin Aerodrome
Coordinates48°43′43″N 002°59′17″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


As with Saints, Touquin airfield was hastily built during the Allied 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.

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 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.
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