The Malden Army Airfield Preservation Steering (MAAPS) Committee welcomes your visit! MAAPS honors all those who serve their country, past and present, and is devoted to the preservation of the Malden Army Airfield and honoring all Veterans. Come visit us at Malden's Industrial Park and Regional Airport.
The base opened in 1942 in Malden, Missouri, and was operated almost continuously as an aviation training facility until its closing in 1960. During that time, more than 7,000 Americans and NATO personnel received pilot training here. Aviation Cadets, newly-graduated officers and European NATO students took their aviation training at Malden Army Airfield. In 1951, the name would be changed to Malden Air Base. For many, graduation meant additional flight training elsewhere and then overseas assignments during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War.