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Hi there, I am in need of some historical information about which Staffeln/Squadrons were located at following airfields in the time frame of June - August 1918. I am also interested which planes they were equipped with. Some research is already done but I am missing some valuable information my sources couldn't provide.

 

Central:

 

Bullencourt: Jasta 32b Albatros D.Va, Pfalz

 

Beugnatre: 

 

Flaucourt:

 

Epinoy: Jasta 23b, Jasta 35b Albatros D.Va

 

Moislains: Jasta 30, Jasta 46, Jasta 5 Fokker Dr.I, Albatros D.Va, Fokker D.VII 

 

Lechelle: Jasta 6 Fokker Dr.I,  Fokker D.VIIF

 

 

Entente:

 

Allonville: No.85, 148th US squadron, No.203  Camels

 

Braizieux:

 

Vert Galand: No.15 (R.E.8), No.59 (R.E.8) No.3 Sqn. Sopwith Camel

 

Soncamp: No.12 Sqn. mostly 2 seaters

 

Bellevue: No.18  Sqn. mostly 2 seaters

 

Lealvillers: No.41 Sqn. and No.32 Sqn. S.E.5a

 

Can you help to fill in the blanks? 

Edited by J99_Sizzlorr

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Jasta 5:

Cappy-sur-Somme
23 Apr 1918 - 27 Jul 1918

Moislains
27 Jul 1918 - 24 Aug 1918

June: Fokker Dr.I, July: D.VII, Dr.I, Pfalz D.IIIa, August: D.VII

 

Soncamp: No.12, R.E.8

 

Allonville was in use from the mid August until the September 1918

 

Allonville: 148th US squadron, Camels, from August 11th 1918

Allonville: No.85, from August 13th 1918

Allonville: No.203 (Camels) from August 14th 1918

 

Vert Galand: No.15 (R.E.8), No.59 (R.E.8)

 

EDIT:

Some other German units in the area:

 

Emerchicourt: FA18 Lb (Rumpler C.VII)

Busigny/Reumont: FA33 (Rumpler C.IV)

Lieramont (near Nurlu): FA(A) 207: (Rumpler C.IV)

 

   
Edited by 1PL-Lucas-1Esk
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No. 23 Squadron RFC:


Bertangles - 28 March 1918 - 29 April 1918 - SPAD XIII
Bertangles - 16 May 1918 - 13 September 1918 - Sop. Dolphin

 

Later based at Cappy and Hancourt, but I guess that's no good for map making ;) 

 


EDIT: I should try reading. "Between June - August". oops. Lol! 

 

 

Edited by US93_Larner

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Jasta 6 Fokker Dr.I, Albatros D.Va, Fokker D.VII


Jasta 6 didn't operate D.Vas after February. It was a Dr.I-only Sfaffel of JGI under MvR. In June it traded the Dr.Is for D.VIIs and moved south to fight the Americans.

In August, when they were again stationed on FC map, they were using D.VIIFs, E.Vs and possibly Mercedes D.VIIs.

 

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Epinoy: Jasta 35b Albatros D.Va

Jasta 35b flew mix of Pfalz D.IIIa, Albatros D.Va and Roland D.VIa. On 24th August they replaced their planes with D.VIIs. 

 

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Bullencourt: Jasta 32b Albatros D.Va, Pfalz

 

Jasta 32b swapped Albatros and Pfalz planes for Rolands in May-June. I'll try to see when they got D.VIIs later.

Edited by J2_Trupobaw
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St. Marguerite:
Jasta 7: Fokkers D.VII/F, 3xFokker Dr.I

Moislains: Jasta 30 - Pfalz D.IIIa until July. In July converted to D.VIIs. Were stationed at Mosislains for one day? Spent most of ther time in Phalempin, in Lens/Lille/Douai triangle
 

Phalempin
25 Jan 1917 - 9 Aug 1918
3 Moislains
9 Aug 1918 - 10 Aug 1918
4 Phalempin
10 Aug 1918 - 19 Aug 1918
5 Avelin
19 Aug 1918 - 30 Sep 1918
Edited by J2_Trupobaw

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Jastas known to fight English in this timeframe:
Jasta 16b (Frtz Roth was a famous member, info on him may include details)
Jasta 20 - reequipped with D.VIIs around July, flew in north part of FC map
Jasta 30 - Otto Fuchs book may have more details.
Jasta 40 - Equipped with D.VIIs in seconf half in June. Operated from Lomme, Lille

Jasta 51 - D.VIIs, St. Margueritte.

Jasta 56 - D.VIIs, in north.

German 6th Army ):
Jasta 14 (D.Va, Dr.I, D.VII)
Jasta 29
 

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Hey guys, I already PM'd this to Sizzlorr but figured I would repost for all.

 

A tool you can use for some great airfield info is an offline copy of a now defunct website.  I'll link you a download package.

https://github.com/dptww1/WW1AirMap2

 

1.  Hit Clone or Download green button on that page.

2.  Download zip file

3.  Either open the zip file and double click index.html  or extract the whole package to a folder and then execute index.html

4.  Opens website in browser

 

Enjoy!

Edited by J5_Matthias
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