|Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)|
|Located near: Touquin, France|
Using a Lewis machine gun for aerodrome air defense, 1918
|Controlled by||Air Service, United States Army|
World War I
|Garrison||1st 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.
Known units assigned
- Series "D", Volume 2, Squadron histories,. Gorrell's History of the American Expeditionary Forces Air Service, 1917–1919, National Archives, Washington, D.C.