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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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HAMILTON METALPLANE H-45 NC134E

 

This airplane is a Hamilton Metalplane H-45 (S/N 56; ATC # 85) manufactured in November, 1928 by the Hamilton Metalplane Company, Milwaukee, WI. Image, below, is from this REFERENCE, Volume 1, p. 209.

Hamilton Metalplane NC134E, Date & Location Unknown (Source: Juptner)
Hamilton Metalplane NC134E, Date & Location Unknown (Source: Juptner)

NC134E was constructed of clad aluminum, "dural," throughout. Other than the larger Ford trimotors, the Hamilton and the Flamingo were the only U.S. all-metal aircraft of the late 1920s. Note the corrugations along the fuselage skin.

NC134E landed once at Clover Field, on Saturday, February 9, 1929 at 4:40PM. Based at Detroit, MI, the pilot was Marion Sterling, carrying two unidentified passengers. The owner of the airplane was identified as W. Keller.

In 1930, NC134E was sold to Northwest Airways, Inc., St. Paul, MN. It operated with Northwest for about seven years. Below, a photograph from the Spring, 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Aviation Historical Society (JAHHS).

NC134E in Minnesota, Caption Below (Source: JAAHS)
NC134E in Minnesota, Caption Below (Source: JAAHS)

Besides it visit to Clover Field, NC134E landed at Parks Airport once on December 8, 1929, and at Tucson once on February 6, 1929. It was piloted then by Marion Sterling as well, and we can speculate this landing at Tucson was part of the east-west cross-country trip that brought him to Santa Monica, above. More about the cross-country trip of NC134E is online at the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register Web site at the link.

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