- tues - sun, 10 am - 4 pm
- closed mondays
- guided tours by appointment
- self-guided tours
- interactive/hands-on displays
- school programs
- videos on website and youtube
- museum gift store
- free, donations welcome
Millville Army Air Field Museum
1 Leddon St, Millville, NJ 08332
Visit “America’s First Defense Airport,” where nearly 1500 World War II pilots received advanced fighter training for combat in in P-47 Thunderbolt and P-40 Warhawk fighter planes. Museum exhibits tell the story of the airport’s role in World War II defense, along with a collection of aviation related photographs and artifacts.
The original impetus for an airport in Millville came from the Millville Flying Club, formed in 1939. The club worked with local governments to find a suitable location for the airfield. Shortly after the airport opened, the federal government designated it as “America’s First Defense Airport” in 1941. Two years later, construction began on the military facilities. During its three year existence as a military facility, thousands of pilots, soldiers and civilians served here.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Visit the museum’s exhibits about WWII and beyond
- Visit the courtyard area to see an A-4 Navy Skyhawk and Short Sherpa Aircraft, two-and-a-half-ton truck, WWII ambulance, and more
- Take in the Millville Wheels & Wings Air Show
Journey through Jersey strives to have the most up-to-date information, but always check with the site itself before planning a visit.