Wall of Remembrance

Millville’s Wall of Remembrance was dedicated during a public ceremony on Saturday, April 25, 1998. During the dedication ceremony, a vintage P-47 Thunderbolt flew tribute overhead in honor of those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

The Inspiration

The mural was the vision of George M. Curio, WWII Veteran B-24 Gunner and Community Leader. George left us not long ago, but his vision will live on to inspire future generations to come.

The Mural

This original design illustrates two versions of the Republic P-47 “Thunderbolt”” fighter plane used at the Millville Army Air Field. The aircraft fly majestically before the image of a combat garbed WWII fighter pilot. The pilot represents Millville’s 14 fallen pilots pilots and all WWII pilots who gallantly served this country to preserve the freedom we enjoy today.

The Artist

Samuel M Donovan of Woodstown, NJ, muralist, designer and painter, captured the essence of Millville’s contributions to America’s aviation history on the three story north wall of City Hall at the Millville Municipal Complex at High and Main Streets in Millville.