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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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FORD 4-AT-A NC1781

 

This airplane is a Ford 4-AT-A tri-motor (S/N 4-AT-12) manufactured October 1, 1927 by the Stout Metal Airplane Company (Ford Motor Company), Dearborn, MI. It sold on September 28, 1927 for $43,000 to J.L. Maddux for Maddux Air Lines, Inc. Los Angeles, CA. This was the second Ford placed in service with Maddux. It was to be used for the San Diego-San Francisco, CA route. Below is a photograph of NC1781 in Maddux livery (note the numeral "2" on the rudder). It remained in Maddux service until 1929.

Ford NC1781, Location Unknown, Ca. 1927-1929 (Source: Morgon)
Ford NC1781, Location Unknown, Ca. 1927-1929 (Source: Morgon)

 

We find NC1781 landing at Santa Monica once on Thursday, August 20, 1931 at 5:00PM. It was flown by H.F. Maish who logged a single passenger in his charge. They arrived at Clover Field from Reno, NV with Los Angeles as their destination. Indeed, "Clover" Field was written in the destination column in the Register.

On June 6, 1930 it was sold to Mary and Harold J. Flaherty of Los Angeles. "Flaherty" is identified as the owner of the airplane in the Clover Field Register.

Its registration was cancelled on January 16, 1932 at the request of its owners. It was acknowledged that it was to be flown in Mexico “for a few months.” A letter dated May 9, 1933 from the Ford Motor Company states, “We understand that this plane was badly damaged in an accident in Mexico last year.” Its registration in Mexico, S-BAFF was cancelled in 1933.

Besides its single landing at Santa Monica, NC1781 is signed once in the Parks Field Register (flown by pilot Maish 6/29/1931) and twice in the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register (flown both times by "Ace" Bragunier 1/29/1929 & 6/10/1929). Its full technography is online at the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register Web page at the link. Please direct your browser to the link to view photographs of the airplane, one of which shows it on the ground at Tucson in Maddux livery.

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