CORRECTION to Nov. 11 story on the British WWII pilots trained at Falcon Field

EDS: Clients who used a historical photo that accompanied the Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS Falcon Field 80th, which moved Thursday, Nov. 11, under a MESA dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the caption of the attached photo. A corrected version of the caption has been posted here.

MESA – A photo caption accompanying a Nov. 11 Cronkite News story on the history of British World War II pilots who trained at Falcon Field misstated the name under consideration for the Mesa airport before it earned the Falcon Field moniker. The airport was originally to be named Thunderbird 3.

The Mesa airport was originally supposed to be named Thunderbird 3. But after British officials determined that the word Thunderbird was too unfamiliar, they chose the more commonplace name – Falcon Field. (Photo courtesy of Falcon Field)