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JAMES E. GRANGER

 

Jim Granger signed the Registers of the Delta Mike Airfield suite of Web sites a total of seven times. He signed the Davis-Monthan Register four times, the Parks Field Register twice, and the Clover Field Register once.

Jim Granger, Ca. Early 1930s (Source: Granger Family)
Jim Granger, Ca. Early 1930s (Source: Granger Family)

 

He signed the Clover Field Register Friday, May 16, 1930 at 2:55PM. He was flying with one unidentified passenger in the Swallow he identified as NC8187. They arrived from Wichita, KS.

Granger and his wife, and fellow Clover Register pilot, Clema, were two of the best-known players in west coast Golden Age flying. He and Clema owned and operated at Clover Field an aviation business named J.E. Granger, Inc. Besides maintenance, fueling, storage and other aviation services, they also distributed both Black Hawk and Swallow aircraft.

Jim Granger's biography is linked at the Davis-Monthan Register Web site. This is a wonderfully candid and informative page for Granger, as it was built with the help of his family who shared many photographs and documents celebrating his life in aviation. One of them, left, shows Granger with a Butler Blackhawk aircraft, probably NC370K. His biography page includes many other photos and interesting downloads.

James Granger was born on March 22, 1890, in Webster, MA, and died October 4, 1934 at Santa Monica, CA. He was killed in during take off for the 1934 Bendix Trophy Race. He held pilot’s license T395 (a low number; he was only the 395th person in the U.S. to receive his official pilot certification). He also held mechanic’s license #814.

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