Wednesday, October 2, 2013

WWII Aviation Celebration: WWII Warbirds; Up-Coming Veteran Job Fairs

"The first time I ever saw a jet, I shot it down."...Gen. Chuck Yeager, USAF

Aviation Celebration At Millville (NJ) Airport

Last week, I had the unique pleasure of attending the Aviation Celebration of WWII Warbirds at Millville Airport in New Jersey (Millville Army Air Field).

WWII Warbirds on display included, but were not limited to, B-25 Mitchell Bombers, P-47 Thunderbolts and a variety of other WWII aircraft.

In August 1941, Millville Airport was dedicated by the U.S. War Department as "The Nation's First Defense Airport." From 1942-1945, the airport was used for training purposes.

The airport was also designated as a gunnery school for fighter pilots preparing them for combat. In addition, it was an advanced fighter training center for P-47 Thunderbolt pilots. More than 1,500 fighter pilots trained at the airport during the war. Fourteen pilots died in aircraft accidents during that period.

After the war, the U.S. Navy Atlantic City Naval Station used the airport to practice carrier landings.

An aviation museum is now part of the airport. The museum is dedicated to preserving the aviation history of Millville and to memorialize the fourteen pilots who died during training.

Millville Airport is the second largest general aviation airport in New Jersey at 923 acres.

Up-Coming Veteran Job Fairs: All Fairs from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


October 4, 2013.....Plumbers + Pipefitters Local  501, 1295 Butterfield, Rd. Aurora, IL
October 8, 2013.....Wake Tech Community College, Raleigh, NC
October 8, 2013.....Southfield Pavilion, Southfield, MI
October 10, 2013...Hyatt S.F. Airport, Burlingame, CA 
October 15, 2013...Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
October 22, 2013...The Lyceum For Hiring Our Heroes, Harford, CT
October 22, 2013...Harvey W. Seed American Legion Post 29, 6445  NE 7th Ave., Miami, FL
October 24, 2013...Ft. Sam Houston, TX Family Resource Center

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