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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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 CTO NC21M

NC21M appears in the Clover Field Register,Wednesday, August 5, 1931. It was flown solo by Gladys O'Donnell, accomplished Golden Age air racer. Based at Long Beach, CA, she did not cite her destination. The good news is that this airplane is still in existence and is awaiting restoration. Below, courtesy of Andy Heins, is a photograph in profile of NC21M.

Waco NC21M (Source: Heins)
Waco NC21M (Source: Heins)

Note the streamlined "I" struts between the wings and the wing taper that gave this model its name: Taperwing. The fron cockpit is fared over for additional streamlining. From the appearance of the cars in the background, the image was probably taken sometime later in the 1930s or 40s.

Besides its landing at Santa Monica, NC21M is also signed in the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register a few months earlier on May 24, 1931, and in the Parks Airport Register on September 9, 1931. Both of these landings were flown solo by O'Donnell. Her Parks Airport visit was part of the itinerary for the 1931 National Air Races. The full technography for NC21M is online at the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register Web site at the link. Please direct your browser there for a diary of the airplane.

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