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Even Better with Age: The 142nd Wing turns 78
Millville Army Air Field, New Jersey in 1943. In January 1943, Millville Army Air Field opened as a gunnery school for fighter pilots. Gunnery training began with Curtiss P-40F Warhawk aircraft, but after a few weeks, the P-40s were gone, and the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt ruled the skies over Cumberland County. During its three year existence, thousands of soldiers and civilians served here, with about 1,500 pilots receiving advanced fighter training in the Thunderbolt. (Courtesy baileytown-nj.com)

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