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Some of this information comes from the listings of Non-Prefixed and Non-Suffixed aircraft reviewed by me in the archives of the National Air & Space Museum (NASM), Washington, DC.

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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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/B/E NC3041

This airplane was manufactured in September 1926 by the Stout Metal Airplane Company (Ford Motor Company), Dearborn, MI as a Ford tri-motor 4-AT-A (S/N 4-AT-3; ATC 132).  It left the factory with two Wright J-4 engines (S/N R 7001; S/N L 7007) and a Wright J-5C engine (S/N 7313) of 200 and 220 HP, respectively. It was sold in 1926 to the Ford Motor Company to be, “used on commercial airways of the Ford Motor Company.”

Ford Trimotor NC3041, Date & Location Unknown (Source: Larkins)
Ford Trimotor NC3041, Date & Location Unknown (Source: Larkins)

 

NC3014 landed once at Clover Field, on Thursday, November 29, 1934 at 4:00PM. Its pilot was Busch Voights carrying four unidentified passengers. Voights indentified their home base as Kansas City, MO. They were eastbound from Santa Ana, CA to an unidentified destination. At left is a photograph of NC3041 from this REFERENCE.

Voights also flew NC3041 through Tucson November 3, 1934. Please direct your browser to the link to learn about the context of the airplane's two visits at Tucson.

On August 8, 1941 the fuselage of NC3041 buckled when the tail hit a hangar while in tow.  It was damaged beyond repair.

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