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Comments for Millville Army Air Field Museum http://www.p47millville.org America's First Defense Airport Mon, 22 May 2017 01:38:44 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.5 Comment on The Mural by Hog wild......... - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum http://www.p47millville.org/the-mural/#comment-123 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:13:26 +0000 http://www.p47millville.org/?page_id=12952#comment-123 […] Where did he train? Up the road apiece in Millville NJ, there was an Army P-47 flight training school. The town named their HS sports team the Thunderbolts. There is a Museum there today. The Mural | Millville Army Air Field Museum […]

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Comment on Staff Listing by Bryce Hand http://www.p47millville.org/staff-listing-2/#comment-10 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 22:54:20 +0000 http://www.p47millville.org/?page_id=13536#comment-10 Born in 1936, I was a kid during WWII.

My family often visited my Millville grandparents, especially in summer. After church — must have been around ’41 — we’d sometimes drive out to Millville Airport, which was then being converted to a military field. I vividly remember Dad showing me orange-ish quartz pebbles that had been broken by heavy equipment. I was impressed! The culprits — rollers and graders were standing around on the runway-to-be, but were idle on Sundays. (Sure wish I still had some of those broken pebbles!) I can’t help but think: No way would access to a military-facility-in-progress be possible today!

I loved watching those P-47s fly low over Grandma’s house at 316 Fulton Street… sometimes chasing the white target banner towed by a B-25(?)… and their occasional two-plane dogfights right overhead. We often heard machine gun fire. The excitement one day was because a stray bullet hit Dalton’s jewelry store “over town” on High Street. And there was the afternoon I envied the “big kids” (i.e. teenagers) across the street who rode home on their bikes one afternoon hauling a piece of a just-crashed P-47. (Again… Can anyone imagine such a thing happening today?)

My question to you is how to configure a model P-47 to be faithful to the planes I so enjoyed. I remember them as rather plain, dark gray(?), and I understand they had a white M (“Millville”) on the fuselage.

Can you help?

Bryce M. Hand
Emeritus Professor of Geology, Syracuse University
*protected email*

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Comment on Museum by Verna’s Flight Line Restaurant, Millville – Review http://www.p47millville.org/museum/#comment-7 Sun, 13 Jan 2013 23:01:56 +0000 http://www.p47millville.org/?page_id=12413#comment-7 […] built by the U.S. War Department in 1941.  To celebrate this distinction, there’s the Millville Army Air Field Museum on the airport grounds.  OK, enough about the ambiance.  How’s the food?  In a word… […]

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