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Nancy – Ochey Air Base

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Nancy-Ochey Air Base (Base aérienne 133 Nancy-Ochey) is a front-line French Air and Space Force (Armée de l'air et de l'espace) base located approximately 11 km west-southwest of Neuves-Maisons in the Département de Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. History World War I, Interwar period and French Use in World War II Ochey airfield was of particular importance to air operations during the latter stages of World War I. From at least March 1917 onwards it was used by No. 3 Wing Royal Naval Air Service (later No. 207 Squadron RAF), flying Handley Page O/100 bombers. From October 1917 four HP O/100s of 'A' Squadron RNAS were joined with Nos. 55 Squadron (Airco DH4s) and 100 Squadron (FE2bs), to form No. 41 Wing of the Royal Flying Corps. Commanded by Lt.-Col. Cyril L Newall (later Marshal of the RAF Lord Newall, KCB, OM, CMG, CBE, AM), the wing flew a considerable number of sorties against strategic targets in Southwest Germany. Nancy Air Base is a pre-World War II F
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