|Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)|
|Located near: Gondreville, France|
Various scenes of Gondreville-sur-Moselle Aerodrome
|Controlled by||Air Service, United States Army|
World War I
|Garrison||First Army Observation Group
United States First Army Air Service
The airfield was built during the summer of 1918 as a main operating base for the First Army Air Service. The ground support station consisted of various aircraft hangars, support buildings and quarters for personnel. It was the headquarters of the First Army Observation Group, the mission of the base was to perform long-range, strategic observation and reconnaissance flights over enemy territory and provide intelligence to First Army headquarters during the St. Mihiel Offensive.
The base, however, became redundant at the end of September prior to the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and the group was moved to Vavincourt Aerodrome. Gondreville was vacated and later turned over to the French after the armistice. After the armistice, the airfield was returned to agricultural use. Today it is a series of cultivated fields located south of Gondreville. The airfield was located to the south of the A31 autoroute, with no indications of its wartime use.
Known units assigned
- Headquarters, 1st Army Observation Group, 6–22 September 1918
- 24th Aero Squadron, (Observation) 22 August-22 September 1918
- 91st Aero Squadron (Observation) 24 May-21 September 1918
- Series "D", Volume 2, Squadron histories,. Gorrell's History of the American Expeditionary Forces Air Service, 1917–1919, National Archives, Washington, D.C.