WWI at Home Pt 27

Leland S. Rogers joined the Regular Army at Fort George Wright in August 1917. He was 22 years old. He served overseas as a cook with the 640th Aero Supply Squadron based at Issoudun Aerodrome in central France from January 1918 to April 1919.

Issoudun Aerodrome 1918

Issoudun Aerodrome was a complex of military airfields in the vicinity of Issoudun, Centre, France. They were used during World War I as part of the Third Air Instructional Center, American Expeditionary Forces for training United States airmen prior to being sent into combat on the Western Front.

It was at that time the largest air base in the world. Today the entire complex consists of agricultural fields, the military facility totally obscured with no trace of its wartime history.


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