Wednesday, March 6, 2019

RFC Airfield Locations and AOB Pt 2 1916

RFC Airfield Locations and Air Order of Battle (AOB) on the Western Front, Somme 1916.

1916

Somme
Service Brigade Wing Squadron Location Aircraft Type Number
RFC - 9 (HQ) 21 Fienvillers RE 7 14
RFC - 9 (HQ) 21 Fienvillers BE 2c 4
RFC - 9 (HQ) 21 Fienvillers BE 2e 1
RFC - 9 (HQ) 27 Fienvillers Martinsyde scout 17
RFC - 9 (HQ) 60 Vert Galand Morane biplane 4
RFC - 9 (HQ) 60 Vert Galand Morane scout 9
RFC - 9 (HQ) 70 Fienvillers Sopwith Strutters 8
RFC - 9 (HQ) 19 Fienvillers BE 12 18
RFC - 9 (HQ) 45 Fienvillers Sopwith Strutters 12
RFC 1 1 (Corps) 2 Hesdigneul BE 2c 10
RFC 1 1 (Corps) 2 Hesdigneul BE 2d 8
RFC 1 1 (Corps) 10 Chocques BE 2c 11
RFC 1 1 (Corps) 10 Chocques BE 2d 1
RFC 1 1 (Corps) 10 Chocques BE 12 1
RFC 1 1 (Corps) 18 Bruay FE 2b 12
RNAS 1 1 (Corps) 3/8 KBS Bethune Balloon 1
RNAS 1 1 (Corps) 3/10 KBS Bethune Balloon 1
RFC 1 10 (Army) 25 Lozinghem FE 2b 17
RFC 1 10 (Army) 25 Lozinghem FE 2c 1
RFC 1 10 (Army) 32 Treizennes DH 2 12
RFC 1 10 (Army) 40 Treizennes FE 8 12
RFC 2 2 (Corps) 1 Bailleul Morane L 'Parasol' 8
2 2 (Corps) 1 Bailleul Morane biplane 5
2 2 (Corps) 1 Bailleul Nieuport 11 (16?) 3
2 2 (Corps) 1 Bailleul Nieuport 12 2
RFC 2 2 (Corps) 5 Droglandt BE 2c 10
2 2 (Corps) 5 Droglandt BE 2d 2
RFC 2 2 (Corps) 6 Abeele BE 2c 11
2 2 (Corps) 6 Abeele BE 2d 7
RFC 2 2 (Corps) 7 Bailleul BE 2c 8
2 2 (Corps) 7 Bailleul BE 2d 4
RFC 2 2 (Corps) 16 La Gorgue BE 2c 10
2 2 (Corps) 16 La Gorgue Be 2d 2
RNAS 2 2 (Corps) 2/2 KBS Mont Rouge Balloon 1
RNAS 2 2 (Corps) 2/9 KBS Mont Rouge Balloon 1
RFC 2 2 (Corps) 42 Bailleul BE 2d 8
RFC 2 2 (Corps) 42 Bailleul BE 2e 10
RFC 2 2 (Corps) 46 Droglandt Nieuport 12 12
RFC 2 11 (Army) 20 Clairmarais North FE 2d 11
Clairmarais South
RFC 2 11 (Army) 29 Abeele DH 2 15
RFC 2 11 (Army) 29 Abeele FE 8 2
RFC 2 11 (Army) 41 Abeele FE 8 17
RFC 3 12 (Corps) 8 Bellevue BE 2c 14
RFC 3 12 (Corps) 8 Bellevue BE 2d 4
RFC 3 12 (Corps) 12 Avesnes-le-Comte BE 2c 14
RFC 3 12 (Corps) 13 Savy BE 2c 12
RNAS 3 12 (Corps) 4/5 KBS Barly Balloon 1
RNAS 3 12 (Corps) 4/7 KBS Barly Balloon 1
RFC 3 13 (Army) 11 Savy FE 2b 8
RFC 3 13 (Army) 11 Savy Vickers fighter 4
RFC 3 13 (Army) 11 Savy Bristol scout 3
RFC 3 13 (Army) 11 Savy Nieuport 11 (16?) 3
RFC 3 13 (Army) 23 Le Hameau FE 2b 14
RFC 3 13 (Army) 23 Le Hameau Martinsyde S1 3
RFC 4 3 (Corps) 3 Lahoussoye Morane L 'Parasol' 12
RFC 4 3 (Corps) 3 Lahoussoye Morane biplane 4
RFC 4 3 (Corps) 4 Baizieux BE 2c 17
RFC 4 3 (Corps) 4 Baizieux BE 2d 1
RFC 4 3 (Corps) 9 Allonville BE 2c 18
RFC 4 3 (Corps) 15 Marieux BE 2c 16
RNAS 4 3 (Corps) 1/1 KBS Contay Balloon 1
RNAS 4 3 (Corps) 1/3 KBS Contay Balloon 1
RNAS 4 3 (Corps) 1/11 KBS Contay Balloon 1
RNAS 4 3 (Corps) 1/12 KBS Contay Balloon 1
RNAS 4 3 (Corps) 1/14 KBS Contay Balloon 1
RNAS 4 3 (Corps) 4 KBS Contay Balloon 1
RNAS 4 3 (Corps) 6 KBS Contay Balloon 1
RNAS 4 3 (Corps) 13 KBS Contay Balloon 1
RFC 4 3 (Corps) 34 Allonville BE 2e 18
RFC 4 14 (Army) 22 Bertangles FE 2b 18
RFC 4 14 (Army) 24 Bertangles DH 2 19
RFC 4 14 (Army) 24 Bertangles Bristol scout 3
RFC 4 14 (Army) 24 Bertangles Morane scout 2
RNAS 4 14 (Army) 8 Naval Vert Galand Sopwith Strutters, double 6
RNAS 4 14 (Army) 9 Naval Vert Galand Sopwith Strutters, single seat 6
RNAS 4 14 (Army) 10 Naval Vert Galand Nieuport 11 6


The physical location of the airfields listed above can be found on the following Google Maps page: RFC/RAF WW1 Airfields on the Western Front 1914-1918. (Please note that the Google Maps page is 'work in progress'.)

Part 3 - 1917 (Arras)

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