Per Ardua Ad Astra

Per Ardua Ad Astra (HMXNX)

Location: Mesa, AZ 85215 Maricopa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 27.255', W 111° 43.812'

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— No. 4 British Flying Training School —

On June 12th, 1982, this plaque was unveiled to commemorate the years 1941 to 1945 when Falcon Field was established as 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."
Year Placed1982
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 6:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 432138 N 3701885
Decimal Degrees33.45425000, -111.73020000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 27.255', W 111° 43.812'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 27' 15.30" N, 111° 43' 48.72" W
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Area Code(s)480, 602
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4601-4699 E Fighter Aces Dr, Mesa AZ 85215, US
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