The Flying Field, Issoudun


Charcoal drawing on illustration board. A large field with several lines of airplanes is bordered on the right by what appear to be hangars. Soldiers are standing around the field; the soldier in the center foreground is wearing a balaclava (headwear that covers the face). Several airplanes can be seen in the sky. Issoudun was the site of a large aviation training school for American forces during the war.

Date Made: 1918-08

Associated Person: War DepartmentArtist: Peixotto, Ernest Clifford

Location: Currently not on view

Depicted: France: Centre-Val de Loire, Issoudun

Depicted: PlanesRelated Event: World War I


See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military, Military, Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, World War I Art, Art, Combat Art, Art


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Credit Line: War Department. Historical Branch of the General Staff

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25875Catalog Number: 25875Accession Number: 64592

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: charcoal (overall production method/technique)board (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 1/4 in x 22 1/2 in; 31.115 cm x 57.15 cm


Record Id: nmah_445349

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