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1955 - 1964


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Aerial picture of the former Chenevières-Saint-Clément DOB in 2009. you can notice the archeological trenches dug
before starting construction of the new RN59 highway. As a result, the southern marguerite is now isolated of the rest
of the base by the new road. © Google Earth

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Aerial picture of the former Chenevières-Saint-Clément DOB in 2010, showing the new RN59 highway. © IGN


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The Chenevières-Saint-Clément (54) airfield is a former US Dispersed Operating Base (DOB) used by the US Air Force in Europe between 1955 and 1964.


Shot in 1968 this aerial pictures shows the approach lighting system, south of the runway. © IGN


Relics of the approach lighting system, spring 2013.
© F. Loubette


Relics of the approach lighting system, spring 2013.
© F. Loubette

Today, named "Quartier Lasalle", the base's living area still accommodates a french transmission regiment (53e RT).

The southern dispersal is used as a rally-cross track (click "Links" to reach the website - in french only)


 
 
 

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