Orly Air Base was a United States Air Force Facility during the early part of the Cold War, located at Aeroport de Paris-Orly, nine miles south of Paris, France. The American Air Base was located on the north side of the airport, in an area east of the current-day Val-de Marne Essonne; the facility was first developed as a military airfield by the Air Service, American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. With the end of the war, in 1920 it was developed into a civil airport. After the 1940 Battle of France, the occupying German Luftwaffe seized the facility and used it as a military airfield. In 1944, the Germans were driven out and it subsequently became an Advanced Landing Ground designated A-47 for the United States Army Air Forces Ninth Air Force. Rebuilt after the war as a joint civil/military airfield, the primary use of the base was to support Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe at Rocquencourt. Secondary functions were as a personnel processing center for inbound and outbound personnel assigned to France, as a limited operational transport base.
In 1967 the American military facilities were closed as a result of France's withdrawal from NATO's integrated military command. Paris Orly Airport's beginnings date to World War I, the entry of the United States into the conflict on the Western Front; the Air Service, United States Army had no suitable combat aircraft of its own when it entered the conflict in April 1917, In order to provide an effective contribution to the Allied war effort, it would be required to obtain front-line combat aircraft from its British and French allies. As nearly all of the French aircraft factories were in the Paris area at the time, a place was necessary for the American Air Service to receive aircraft from the French manufacturers in the Paris area where they could be inspected, equipped and be sent to the front line combat units. A joint French and American military team inspected various locations in the Paris area. A suitable location of four fields was located on the Fountainbleau Road, 12 km south-east from the center of Paris, 1.5 km northeast of the suburb of Orly.
Today the location is part of the Greater City of Paris, the location of its headquarters being on the north side of the present-day Orly Airport in a built-up area at the southeast corner of the intersection of the Avenue de L'Europe and Rue d'Amsterdam. The American Aviation Acceptance Park was formally established on 31 March 1918, when the 6th Company, 2d Regiment Air Service mechanics arrived from the 2d Air Instructional Center at Tours Aerodrome in Central France in twenty-five trucks, established themselves on the field. At the time there were only two wooden barracks completed at the site and it was not yet ready for use; the Americans slept in their trucks that night, being awakened at 2:30am by a German air raid by Gotha bombers. That day, the Americans completed the two barracks and started construction on a third one; the facility was covered into a large aviation facility known as Orly Aerodrome, with scores of buildings, 78 aircraft hangars, several miles of cinder and gravel roads, sewer and telephone facilities.
On Armistice Day, 11 November 1918, there were 2,283 enlisted men assigned. The organizational structure included three main groups: Airplane Operations. A parts Depot, was never developed as such, was used for parts storage to support the internal operations of Orly Field; the Post Operations group was concerned with the administration of the facility, such as security, fire marshal, quartermaster department, the post office and other miscellaneous offices. During 1918, construction was an ongoing process at Orly and the war ended before it was completed; the Engineering Department was responsible for the various shops needed to repair aircraft. Aircraft rigging, installing aircraft engines, overhauling engines, sheet metal fabrication, carpentry and wing repairs and tire vulcanizing and the like were performed by the unit. Aircraft OperationsThe first meaningful use of Orly Aerodrome with the arrival of the first aircraft on 6 April 1918, when three Sopwith 1A2s landed at the field from Le Bourget Airport.
The first aircraft was flown out on 20 April. During the first month of operation, a total of 37 aircraft were flown from Orly to the Front and to various training schools. At this early stage of operations, there were still few personnel assigned and much of the equipment for the Park had not yet arrived; the operations were much makeshift until June, when the number of personnel had increased and more equipment was available. New aircraft aeeiving for acceptance at Orly were first directed to the Receiving Division. There were several sections for the various types of aircraft, being received. There, the section would perform an cursory inspection of the aircraft and determine if it needed additional equipment. If it needed a Radio, for example, it was transferred to the Radio Section. If it needed armament, it was sent to etc.. Once any necessary equipment was installed, the aircraft was sent to the Inspection Section for a careful inspection to see that all corrections and any repairs necessary to the aircraft were made to insure it was ready for dispatch.
After the inspection was passed, a thirty-minute flight test was made of the aircraft to verify its readiness. Once inspected and flight-tested, the aircraft would either be flown out by ferry pilots assigned to th
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The video can be seen at the following link:: Halves - Darling, You'll Meet Your Maker