Millville Army Air Field Museum
1 Leddon Street
Millville, NJ 08332
America's First Defense Airport
The Millville Army Air Field Museum (MAAFM) preserves the history of the Millville Army Air Field, in Millville, NJ, dedicated by the U.S. War Department in 1941 as “America’s First Defense Airport.” During WWII 10,000 men and women served here with 1,500 pilots receiving advanced gunnery training in P-47 Thunderbolt and P-40 Warhawk fighter planes.
Located in the original base headquarters building, the MAAFM displays large collections of WWII aviation artifacts of national interest. It recognizes and commemorates all aspects of aviation history as well as documents and honors the lives of American veterans.
The Museum’s historic complex includes the original WWII air base Link Trainer Building, which houses a rare, fully-operational link trainer, and the Henry E. Wyble Historic Research Library and Education Center located in a restored WWII warehouse containing an extensive literary and video collection.
The Army Airfield campus is also home to numerous murals depicting life during World War II.
Events include air shows and static displays of vintage and military aircraft, as well as its annual Veterans Appreciation Day in November. The Museum provides interesting programs for students, veterans, aviation lovers, and history buffs. Admission is free. Group tours are available. Donations are always welcome.