During the final stages of the First World War Houtem was one of the important airfields of the Aviation Militaire,
housing numbers 6 and 7 Squadrons specialised in observation and photographic reconnaissance respectively.
Daniel Brackx Collection
Houtem as seen from the South. On the foreground one can discover 6 RAF RE8 'Harry Tate" observation aircraft of n° 6 Squadron.
Near the "Bessonneau" hangars in the background a mix of Sopwith Camels, Nieuport 17/23's and some Spads are visible.
Mike Terlinden Collection
Position of the Houtem airfield on a today's map.
Last updated 19/05/16 19:41 Daniel Brackx