Location of Then Photo: A farm field southwest of St. Georges. (Part of Landres-et-St. Georges.)
Details at Bottom of Photo: Argonne – Meuse #191. 299.7 – 268.2. (Longitude – latitude) German Plane. Arrow indicates photo taken facing north. Dated 23 February, 1919.
Note: The Webmaster would love to get more details on the type of aircraft, pilot, date of action, etc.
Source of Then Photo: Griffin Group Photos, National Archives, College Park, MD. Record Group 120G.
Note: It is impossible to pinpoint the exact crash site, but it is the coordinates on the photo that allow the approximate spot to be identified. They place it in the lower quadrant (0.7; 0.2) of the full box on the ABMC Summary of Operations map below. The reservoir (pictured below) is believed to be one of the dots around the red M on the map. It is clear on today’s map. Thus, it appears that the crash was almost due south of the reservoir.
Note: This is on property owned by Mr. et Mme. Cognard, 2 Chemin d’Imecourt, St. Georges. Before wandering into the field, seek their approval.
Source of Now Photo: The Webmaster.