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    • Letter from Royal Air Force Cadet Phillip Parker to his American flight instructor Butch Jackson

    • Parker, Phillip
    • Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • Handwritten letter from RAF pilot Phillip Parker to his American Instructor Butch Jackson. Phillip Parker flew spitfires after completing his training at Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona. In April 1944, he returned to Falcon as an assistant flying...
    • Letter from Royal Air Force Cadet Henry Costain to His American Flight Instructor Butch Jackson

    • Costain, Henry
    • Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • Handwritten letter from RAF pilot Henry Costain to his American Instructor Butch Jackson. Henry "Hank" D. Costain graduated from Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona as a Sargeant. He then served in th RAF during the war and retired as a Wing Commander....
    • Letter from Royal Air Force Cadet Phillip Parker to His American Flight Instructor Butch Jackson

    • Parker, Phillip
    • Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • Handwritten letter from RAF pilot Phillip Parker to his American Instructor Butch Jackson. Phillip Parker flew spitfires after completing his training at Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona. In April 1944, he returned to Falcon as an assistant flying...
    • Letter from Royal Air Force Cadet Henry Costain to his American flight instructor Butch Jackson

    • Costain, Henry
    • Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • Handwritten letter from RAF pilot Henry Costain to his American Instructor Butch Jackson. Henry "Hank" D. Costain graduated from Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona as a Sargent. He then served in th RAF during the war and retired as a Wing Commander. He...
    • Royal Air Force Cadets and Airplane at Falcon Field

    • True, Lester
    • Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • Group of four Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots in front of aircraft. Back of photo reads, "Graduation night. 31st Oct 1941. No. 1 Course, Thunderbird Field, Glendale, Phoenix, Ariz. U.S.A." Individuals are identified (left to right) as W.J. Wilkinson,...
    • Royal Air Force Cadets at Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.)

    • True, Lester
    • Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • "Falcon Field, Royal Air Force, '13' Flight-Course 27"
    • Chinese Cadets March in Formation at Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.)

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States
    • 4-6 [date?] Marching-on of Class 42-F Chinese cadets in front of hangar at Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.).
    • Chinese Cadets in Class at Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.)

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States
    • A classroom course in flight instruction (class 42-F Chinese cadets).
    • Chinese Cadet Stands in Front of Airplane

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States
    • Class 42-F Chinese cadet, Chen Hung-chun, posed beside an airplane.
    • Men in Uniform Pose for Photograph

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States
    • Chinese cadets, Lin Tin-chun…[no other names given] of class 42-F and their American instructor pilot.
    • Chinese Cadets Group Photo at Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.)

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States
    • 4-5 [date?] Class 42-F graduating cadets and their instructors pose for a group photo of pilots in front of the control tower.
    • Chinese Cadets Marching

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States
    • "Class 42-F Chinese cadets marching to the airfield." (Scene is probably from filiming of movie Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air, 20th Century Fox, 1942.)
    • Chinese Cadets in Front of Stearman Airplane

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States
    • "Class 43-C Chinese cadets, Liu Teh-ming…etc. [names not given], and their American instructor pilot before airplane." [note: original photo has significant water damage]
    • Graduation Photo of Class 45-H Chinese Cadets (part one)

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States
    • Graduation photo of class 45-H Chinese cadets (part one).
    • Graduation Photo of Class 45-H Chinese Cadets (part two)

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States
    • Graduation photo of class 45-H Chinese cadets (part two).
    • Graduation Photo of Class 45-B Chinese Cadets at Santa Ana Army Air Base (CA)

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States
    • Group photo of Chinese cadets. Sign in photos reads: "Chinese detachment, Major K.Y. Lai, Commanding, Santa Ana Army Air Force."
    • Class 42-F Chinese Cadets

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States
    • Class 42-F Chinese cadets stand in formation.
    • Class 43-C Chinese Cadets

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States
    • "Class 43-C Chinese cadets, Chow She-Lin, Lin Tien-Chang, Chen Chia, Yang Chang-Fai, Hsia Yung-Ching, Liu Shiao-yao and their American instructor pilot, W.W. Walter before an airplane."
    • Group Photograph of Chinese Cadets

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States
    • Chinese cadets pose for group photograph, chinese writing on print.
    • Royal Air Force Cadets and Stearman Airplane

    • True, Lester
    • Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • Handwritten note on back of photo reads, "Henry Langton, [Was. Waewwash?], L.True, Vic Lewis at end of framing (?) course, Thunderbird Field, Glendale, Arizona. Please return to L. True 41 Acadia Ave, Bristol, Leics. LE4 4HB"
    • Photo Collage of Royal Air Force Cadets at Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.)

    • True, Lester
    • Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • Collage of photos of Royal Air Force (RAF) cadets at Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.). Photos include cadets posing in front of buildings, an aerial view of the airfield, a Stearman airplane and a building housing the "Headquarters: British Cadet Club."
    • Photo Collage of Royal Air Force Cadets at Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.)

    • True, Lester
    • Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • Collage of photos of Royal Air Force (RAF) cadets at Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.). Photos include cadets marching, cadets in the pool, a Stearman plane in flight and buildings on the airfield.
    • Royal Air Force Cadet and Airplane

    • True, Lester
    • Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • Royal Air Force (RAF) cadet, Lester True, stands in front of a Stearman airplane in civilian clothing.
    • Letter from Royal Air Force Cadet Eric Searle to His American Flight Instructor Butch Jackson

    • Searle, Eric
    • Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • Handwritten letter from RAF pilot Eric Searle to his American Instructor Butch Jackson. Mr. Searle trained at Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.). He was appointed as a Pilot Officer in 1942 and awarded a Distinguished Service Cross for his service in 1944....
    • Royal Air Force Cadet

    • True, Lester
    • Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • Royal Air Force (RAF) cadet, Lester True, sits on his bed writing.
    • Royal Air Force Cadet

    • True, Lester
    • Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • Royal Air Force (RAF) cadet, Lester True, sits at a desk, writing.
    • Royal Air Force Cadets on a Tractor

    • True, Lester
    • Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • Royal Air Force (RAF) cadets pose for a photo sitting on a tractor.
    • Royal Air Force Cadet in Stearman Airplane

    • True, Lester
    • Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • Royal Air Force (RAF) cadet, Lester True, getting into the cockpit of a plane. The photo is signed, "Yours affectionatly, Les."
    • Royal Air Force Cadets and AT-6 Airplane

    • True, Lester
    • Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • A group of Royal Air Force (RAF) cadets pose for a photo in front of an AT-6 airplane.
    • Royal Air Force Cadets and Instructor With Stearman Airplanes

    • True, Lester
    • Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • Royal Air Force (RAF) cadets get ready for flight training, standing in front of airplanes with their instructor.
    • Chinese Cadets Fall In for Inspection at Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.)

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Military inspections; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War,...
    • Fall-in of class 42-F Chinese cadets lined up for inspection in front of the barracks at Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.).
    • Collage of Cadet Photos from Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.)

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States
    • Panel 2 of 4 from scrapbook of Chinese cadet. Pictured is rows of beds in the cadet dormitory rooms. Chinese writing on left and top.
    • Collage of Cadet Photos from Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.)

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States
    • Panel 4 of 4 from scrapbook of Chinese cadet. Pictured is an airplane wing and the control tower. Chinese writing on left and bottom.
    • Collage of Cadet Photos from Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.)

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history.; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United...
    • Panel 1 of 4 from scrapbook of Chinese cadet. Picture is of PT-17 Stearman airplane use to train pilots. Chinese writing on right and top.
    • Group of Chinese Cadets In Front Of the Control Tower

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States
    • Class of 42-F graduating Chinese cadets in front of the review stand at Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.).
    • Collage of Cadet Photos from Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.)

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; Military operations, Aerial--Chinese; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Chinese; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States
    • Panel 3 of 4 from scrapbook of Chinese cadet. Pictured are cadets receiving food in the mess hall. Chinese writing on right and bottom.
    • Group of Cadets at Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.)

    • True, Lester
    • Great Britain--Royal Air Force; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Military operations, Aerial--British; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British
    • "No. 1 Course, April 1941 to Oct 1941. Thunderbird Field. Oct 41, Arizona, USA" Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots, a few are identified in the photograph-- Middle row: S.M Austin (fourth from left), S. Harrison (seventh from left), E. Phelps (fourth...
    • Oral History with Jack Gable, July 21, 2011

    • Gable, Jack
    • Arlington (Ariz.); World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; Cowboys--Arizona--Biography; Water rights--Arizona--Maricopa County; Schools--Maricopa County--History
    • Jack Charles Gable grew up in Arlington, Arizona. He talks about parents, Henry Carter "Jack" and Ethlyn Gable, and grandparents. His father was a cowboy, served as Mayor of Buckeye, and ran a store with his father in Arlington. The family owned...
    • Oral History with Pedro Guerrero, May 14, 2011

    • Guerrero, Pedro E.
    • Mesa (Ariz.); Segregation in education--Arizona--Maricopa County; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial photography; Guerrero, Pedro E.; Photographer--Biography; Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959; Taliesin West (Scottsdale, Ariz.); Calder, Alexander,...
    • Pedro E. Guerrero (1917-2012) grew up in Mesa, Arizona. In this interview he talks about growing up as a Latino in segregated Arizona and the prejudice he faced before and after integration. Mr. Guerrero talks about his family, especially his...
    • Thunderbird Field No. 2 (Scottsdale, Ariz.) at Night

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 2 (Scottsdale, Ariz.); Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American
    • View of Thunderbird Field No. 2 (Scottsdale, Ariz.) control tower, hangar and airplanes at night.
    • AT-6 Airplanes at Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.)

    • Unknown
    • Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American
    • Row of AT-6 airplanes on the runway at Thunderbird Field No. 2 (Mesa, Ariz.).
    • Baracks 'B' Hangar at Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.)

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Glendale (Ariz.)--history;...
    • "Barracks 'B' Hangar, Thunderbird Field, Glendale, Arizona E-322"
    • Cadets Loading Into Trucks

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Glendale (Ariz.)--history;...
    • "Graduating Chinese cadets of class 42-F departing for other base to receive the advanced course."
    • Falcon Field, Mesa (AZ)

    • Unknown
    • Falcon Field (Mesa, Ariz.); Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American
    • Falcon Field, (Mesa, Ariz.).
    • Administration Building, Hospital at Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.)

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield -- (Glendale, Ariz.) -- history; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; Flight training -- Arizona; Flight training -- United States; Glendale (Ariz.) --...
    • View of front of Administration building at Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.). The building housed administrative and medical offices.
    • "A" Barracks, "B" Hangar at Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.)

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 Airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Glendale (Ariz.)--history;...
    • Handwritten note on back of postcard reads, "Bob, Heres a quick glimpse of some of the base. You can see the planes we are flying over by the hangar. They are a biplane, P.T. 17 (Stearman) a good sturdy plane that will take an awful beating. They...
    • Diamond Promonade at Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.)

    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Glendale (Ariz.)--history;...
    • Handwritten on back of photos, "This is a picture of our living quarters here. The picture was taken from the hangar control tower. It's build [sic] in a diamond shape & two big swimming pools in the middle on each side of the walk. My address, A/C...
    • Aerial View of Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.) Looking Southeast

    • Swope, John
    • Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.); Thunderbird Field No. 1 airfield--(Glendale, Ariz.)--history; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; Flight training--Arizona; Flight training--United States; Glendale (Ariz.)--history;...
    • Aerial view of Thunderbird Field No. 1 (Glendale, Ariz.). The airfield is under construction, with barracks unfinished.

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