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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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LOCKHEED VEGA NC309H

 

NC309H was a Lockheed Vega Model 5 Executive (S/N 80) manufactured during June, 1929 by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, CA. The Executive models differed from regular Vegas in that they had installed a folding desk, a typewriter and a toilet. Regardless, NC309H was a frequent visitor at Glendale. It landed there 18 times between December 21, 1930 and May 13, 1931.

NC309H was owned by Senator (1933-38) William Gibbs McAdoo of Los Angeles, CA. Although the pilot was not identified for any of the 18 landings, McAdoo's pilot was Harry Ashe. Please direct your browser to his link for information about him, McAdoo, and McAdoo's daughter, Ellen, who was a frequent passenger with her father.

Besides its four landings at Santa Monica, it is signed into the Grand Central Air Terminal Register at least 19 times at Glendale, and it is signed into the Davis-Monthan Register twice. Its technography is online at the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register Web site at the link. McAdoo sold the airplane to a Mexican airline company in 1935. It was damaged in Mexico ca. 1939-40 and removed from the U.S. registry.

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