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. Touch 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); 3-Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun (approx. 0.3 miles away); Major Gen Carl G. Schneider, USAF (Ret) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rear Admiral Hugh Dennis Wisely (USN, ret) (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1st Lieutenant Ralph Ambrose O’Neill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barrett Tillman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Bruce Perry Crandall U.S. Army (Ret.) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Captain Ted Elvans Lines (AAF) (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesa.
Categories. • Air & Space • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.