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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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STINSON MODEL U “Executive” NC12196

 

This tri-motor transport airplane is a Stinson Model U “Executive” (S/N 9023) manufactured on June 28, 1933 by the Stinson Aircraft Corporation, Wayne, MI. It was an eight-place airplane requiring two pilots. The airplane was owned by the San Francisco Examiner. It was used as transport for San Francisco Examiner and Hearst newspaper executives. "Citizen Kane" (aka William Randolph Hearst) probably rode in this airplane. Below, a grainy photograph of the airplane from this REFERENCE, volume 5, p. 239.

Stinson NC12196 as Flown by the San Francisco Examiner (Source: Juptner)
Stinson NC12196 as Flown by the San Francisco Examiner (Source: Juptner)

Based at the Grand Central Air Terminal, Glendale, CA, NC12196 landed once at Clover Field, on Thursday, October 18, 1934 at 12:10PM. The pilot was identified as Ray Crawford, who carried Transport pilot certificate T1679. His itinerary was cited as San Simeon, CA to Glendale, CA, probably the Grand Central Air Terminal. It was not clear if he carried passengers.

Besides its landing at Santa Monica, NC12196 also landed once a few months earlier at the Davis-Monthan Airfield, on April 2, 1934. The pilot again was Crawford, carrying one passenger he identified as "crew." Its sparse technography is online at the Davis-Monthan Register Web site at the link.

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