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Dreux-Louvilliers Air Base

Dreux-Louvilliers Air Base
Fairchild C-123B-8-FA Provider 54-657 stationed at Dreux AB in 1957
Military structure
NameDreux-Louvilliers Air Base
Part ofUnited States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE)
Built1952
In use1955-1967

Dreux-Louvilliers Air Base

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Dreux-Louvilliers Air Base is a former United States Air Force base. It is located in the Eure-et-Loir département of France, 18 mi (29 km) southwest of Dreux, and about one mile (1.6 km) west of Chennevieres; just to the west of the Départemental 20 (D20) (Eure-et-Loir) road.

During the Cold War, Dreux-Louvilliers was a front-line base for the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE). Sparingly used by USAFE and kept mostly in reserve status, it was used primarily as a tactical transport base for theater operations by the 60th Troop Carrier Wing in the late 1950s, and as a base for deployed Air National Guard tactical reconnaissance aircraft during the Berlin Crisis of 1961.

Today the base is closed, in reserve status by the French Air Force.


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