French youth pass a memorial wreath to American youth to place at the foot of the Friendship Flame in Châteauroux June 2013, representing long-time French-American friendship that passes to the next generations. If you are looking for information about the Cold War Era in which the U.S. Air Force had bases at La Martinerie Air Base and Deols Air Depot, both near Châteauroux, France, during the years 1951 to 1967, you have reached the right place. Please click the JOIN button and complete your free registration to access our pages. Tell us about yourself and your connection to Châteauroux. We are building the most comprehensive database of information available in history. Please add what you know to it.