Mesa in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Per Ardua Ad Astra
—No. 4 British Flying Training School —
To this airfield came many air cadets of the British Royal Air Force, British Commonwealth Air Forces, and the United States Army Air Forces of whom 1380 British and 116 American pilots gained their wings before proceeding to flying duties in the Armed Services of their countries.
On behalf of all those who trained at Falcon Field, the Falcon Field Association members record with gratitude the devotion to duty of the management, instructors and all other staff of Southwest Airways Company and the generous hospitality of the people of Arizona which has forged bonds of lasting friendship.
We remember proudly also those of our comrades who gave their lives in the common struggle for freedom during the Second World War.
"They shall renew their strength and mount up on wings like eagles."
Location. 33° 27.255′ N, 111° 43.812′ W. Marker is in Mesa, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on Fighter Access Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in Falcon Field Park. Marker is in this post office area: Mesa AZ 85215, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Falcon Field (here, next to this marker); A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Old Fort Utah (approx. 4.8 miles away); Prehistoric Irrigation in the Salt River Valley (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mesa (approx. 5.8 miles away); Arizona's Honeymoon Trail (approx. 5.8 miles away); Mesa Pioneer Monument (approx. 5.8 miles away); Sirrine House (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mesa.
Categories. • Air & Space • War, World II •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.