|Part of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)|
|Located near: Maulan, France|
Maulan Aerodrome, France. Note the six tent and frame hangars at the airfield, with the squadrons' DH-4s lined up in front. Trails made by vehicles in the field show the routes taken to the station area and personnel tents along the road to Maulan
|Controlled by||Air Service, United States Army|
World War I
|Garrison||1st Day Bombardment Group
United States First Army Air Service
Maulan Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France. It was located 0.2 miles (0.32 km) South-Southwest of the commune of Maulan, in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.
The airfield was built during the summer of 1918. Maulan was used by the Air Service, United States Army as a main operating base. Beginning in September, 1918, it was the home of the 1st Day Bombardment Group during both the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives, with four squadrons of aircraft.
In support of the flying squadrons, the 4th Air Park 648th Aero Squadron had a flight of mechanics for repair of both aircraft and vehicles. Also, the airfield was the home of Photo Section #12 for processing and analyzing aireal photography. The ground support station consisted of various aircraft hangars, support buildings and quarters for personnel, primarily in the woods to the north and west of the field.
After the armistice, the airfield was returned to agricultural use. Today it is a series of cultivated fields located south of Maulan. The airfield was located to the west of the Départmental 169 (D169) and north of the Route nationale 4 (N4), with no indications of its wartime use.
Known units assigned
- Headquarters, 1st Day Bombardment Group, 25 September-11 November 1918
- 11th Aero Squadron (Day Bombardment), 24 September 1918 – 17 January 1919
- 20th Aero Squadron (Day Bombardment), 23 September 1918 – 16 January 1919
- 96th Aero Squadron (Day Bombardment), 23 September 1918 – 10 January 1919
- 166th Aero Squadron (Dau Bombardment), 25 September-22 November 1918
- Series "D", Volume 2, Squadron histories,. Gorrell's History of the American Expeditionary Forces Air Service, 1917–1919, National Archives, Washington, D.C.
- Series "N", Volume 16, History of the Air Service AND Special Aviation Maps AND Station Lists for Air Service Units, Oct-Dec 1918