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Your copy of the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register with all the pilots' signatures and helpful cross-references to pilots and their aircraft is available at the link. 375 pages with black & white photographs and extensive tables

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The Congress of Ghosts (available as eBook) is an anniversary celebration for 2010.  It is an historical biography, that celebrates the 5th year online of www.dmairfield.org and the 10th year of effort on the project dedicated to analyze and exhibit the history embodied in the Register of the Davis-Monthan Airfield, Tucson, AZ. This book includes over thirty people, aircraft and events that swirled through Tucson between 1925 and 1936. It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders. Order your copy at the link.

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Military Aircraft of the Davis Monthan Register, 1925-1936 is available at the link. This book describes and illustrates with black & white photographs the majority of military aircraft that landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield between 1925 and 1936. The book includes biographies of some of the pilots who flew the aircraft to Tucson as well as extensive listings of all the pilots and airplanes. Use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author, while supplies last.

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Art Goebel's Own Story by Art Goebel (edited by G.W. Hyatt) is written in language that expands for us his life as a Golden Age aviation entrepreneur, who used his aviation exploits to build a business around his passion.  Available as a free download at the link.

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Winners' Viewpoints: The Great 1927 Trans-Pacific Dole Race (available as eBook) is available at the link. This book describes and illustrates with black & white photographs the majority of military aircraft that landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield between 1925 and 1936. The book includes biographies of some of the pilots who flew the aircraft to Tucson as well as extensive listings of all the pilots and airplanes. Use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author, while supplies last.

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Clover Field: The first Century of Aviation in the Golden State (available in paperback) With the 100th anniversary in 2017 of the use of Clover Field as a place to land aircraft in Santa Monica, this book celebrates that use by exploring some of the people and aircraft that made the airport great. 281 pages, black & white photographs.

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LAIRD LC-1B-300 NC10402

 

Laird NC10402, Ca. 2010 (Source: Link)
Laird NC10402, Ca. 2010 (Source: Link)

 

NC10402 is a Laird model LC-1B-300 (S/N 300) manufactured during 1930. It landed once at Clover Field, on Saturday, December 19, 1931. The solo pilot was Tom Colby.

"United" Airport was written in both the arrival and destination columns of the Register, suggesting that Colby was flying locally, perhaps demonstrating the airplane, or its paint finish (at Colby's link, above, you'll learn that he was a principal of an aircraft paint company).

The good news is that as of February, 2010 this airplane was flying. The photograph of NC10402, left, is from a Web site that was no longer operational as of August 30, 2017. It is painted in the colors it carried during the 1931 Ford Air Tour. Pilot Colby flew with the Tour that year, but not as a competitor. He was advertising his business.

NC10402 landed once and is signed into the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register on Monday, January 11, 1932. It was flown by Tom Colby. The full technography for NC10402 with additional photographs is online at the Davis-Monthan Register Web site at the link.

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