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Holmwood in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gerstner Field

 
 
Gerstner Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2017
1. Gerstner Field Marker
Inscription. First military air field in Louisiana. US Army signal Corps began training Nov. 1917. Gerstner had 24 hangars and 90 other buildings. Almost 500 fighter pilots and instructors were trained here for the World War I Western Front. Dismantled in 1921; foundations located west of this sign.
 
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Location. 30° 7.133′ N, 93° 4.82′ W. Marker is in Holmwood, Louisiana, in Calcasieu Parish. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 27 and Old Camp Road, on the left when traveling north on State Highway 27. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Iowa LA 70647, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  Gerstner Field. (Submitted on November 2, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Gerstner Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2017
2. Gerstner Field Marker
Gerstner Field image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. Gerstner Field
Gerstner Field image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
4. Gerstner Field
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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