Millville Army Airfield MuseumThe Millville Army Air Field Museum preserves the history of the Millville Army Air Field,
in Millville, New Jersey, which was dedicated by the U.S. War Department in 1941 as
America’s First Defense Airport. During its four year existence, more than 10,000 men and
women served here, with 1,500 pilots receiving advanced fighter training in P-47 Thunderbolt
and P-40 Warhawk fighter planes.
Incorporated in 1988, the Museum is located in the original Millville Army Air Field base
headquarters building. The surrounding historic complex includes the original Link Trainer
Building with a rare, operational Link Trainer flight simulator, the Henry E. Wyble Historic
Research Library and Education Center, and a connecting courtyard with several aircraft
displayed. Visitors will enjoy numerous displays of WWII aviation artifacts of local and national
interest. Exhibits serve to recognize and commemorate all aspects of aviation history as well
as document and honor the lives of American veterans. Expanded displays include items of
interest from the Korean and Vietnam Wars, collections from the Philadelphia Seaplane Base
Museum, New Jersey Aerospace Resource Center and the P-47 Thunderbolt Pilots’
Association and Advocates.
The Millville Army Air Field Museum hosts numerous historic aviation displays and
commemorative events including the Millville Wheels and Wings Air Show, the WWII Warbirds
at Millville static display, and Veterans Appreciation Day, among others. These events bring
vintage warbirds, military aircraft, and veterans to Millville to be recognized for their important
history and service. Thousands of visitors come to the Millville Army Air Field Museum and its
events each year.
The Museum promotes the excitement of aviation through its history, instills patriotism as it
honors the lives of all veterans and American military, and educates and inspires youth. The
Millville Army Air Field Museum is a great source of pride and a genuine asset to the City of
Millville, as it impacts a greater regional, statewide and national audience.
Millville Airport’s historic district was named to the New Jersey Historic Register in October
2009. Twenty-five WWII-era buildings including two hangars received the historic designation
to protect these vintage structures, which reflect an important period of aviation history on the
home front at America’s First Defense Airport from 1941 to 1945. National historic designation
is currently in process at the National Parks Department in Washington, DC.
Address: 1 Leddon Street, Millville Airport, Millville, NJ 08332