Millville Army Air Field Museum Unveils World War II-Themed Mural

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The Millville Army Air Field Museum unveiled a new mural on Wednesday, July 12th, to honor a rare piece of history that calls the museum home.

The new painting by Sam Donovan is the fifth World War II-themed mural in the city of Millville, and pays tribute to the Link Trainer flight simulator.

The flight simulator, named after its creator Edwin Albert Link, was used to train military pilots during World War II. It operates for tour groups and is now depicted in grand fashion on the new mural.

World War II veteran and pilot Charles Osborne took a trip down memory lane when he climbed into the machine. Museum officials say moments like that are irreplaceable.

"It's just priceless. I mean, these historical artifacts, especially our Link Trainer, is our most valuable," said Lisa Jester, executive director of the Millville Army Air Museum. "So to be able to preserve this history for many years to come, and to actually depict it in a mural is just fascinating."

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free of charge. 

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