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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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WACO INF NC11452

This robust airplane was a Waco INF, S/N 3450. It landed once at Clover Field, on Friday August 21, 1931 at 11:30AM. It was flown by Lee Gehlbach (Transport pilot certificate T3644), who carried one unidentified passenger. Below is a photograph of NC11452 with pilot Gehlbach standing next to the port side.

Waco INF NC11452 With Lee Gehlbach, Date & Location Unknown (Source: Greg Hart via Web)
Waco INF NC11452 With Lee Gehlbach, Date & Location Unknown (Source: Greg Hart via Web)

The Illinois Watch Company was an old establishment, having been formed on December 23, 1870 inĀ Springfield, IL. By 1932, the Great Depression caused the company to close the Illinois factory, but the name continued. It is not clear if NC11452 was a corporate airplane flown by Gehlbach, or if the airplane belonged to Gehlbach and he was paid to advertise the company.

According to the FAA database online, the airplane was last owned by Cannon Aircraft Sales & Service, Inc. of Charlotte, NC. The last airworthiness certificate was issued July 6,1939 and it was canceled October 1, 1940. It is not clear from the FAA record if the airplane was wrecked, worn out or otherwise unflyable, or if it still exists.

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