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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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 UIC NC13423

 

NC13423 was S/N 3778, built on June 24, 1933. It landed once at Clover Field sometime between June 14 and 26, 1934. It was flown by Baron von (Reintz?). The pilot's last name is hard to read, as is his arrived from location. It was a four-place airplane. The owner is cited in the Register as E.C. Stewart. Less than a year later, Earl Stewart sold the airplane to Bessie Owen of Santa Barbara, CA on February 18, 1935.

In Owen's hands, this airplane assumed a global presence. NC13423 was Bessie Owen's around the world plane during 1936-37. Please direct your browser to her page for details about her voyage represented in photographs and letters. Below, a photograph of Owen with NC13423 in Bulgaria. Owen wrote a book about her adventure entitled, "Aerial Vagabond," published in 1941. This photograph is from that book.

Bessie Owen (Holding Flowers) in Bulgaria, Ca. 1936 (Source: Owen, 1941)
Bessie Owen (Holding Flowers) in Bulgaria, Ca. 1936 (Source: Owen, 1941)

The airplane also appears twice in the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register. On April 23, 1935, it was flown by Bessie Owen, whose stated destination was El Paso, TX. Her landing at Tucson was about a year before she departed on her world tour. The full technography for NC13423 is online at the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register Web site at the link.

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