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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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 125 NC3777

This airplane was a Waco model 125, S/N 1156. It visited Clover Field once on Sunday, September 29, 1929 at 1:35PM. The solo pilot was R.O. Binger. He stated in the Register that he was the owner of the airplane and that he had arrived from "C. C. Airport." If you have information about the airport, please let me KNOW. Binger was a Hollywood cinematographer and special effects specialist.

Below, from the San Diego Aerospace Museum (SDAM), is an aerial photograph of NC3777 taken on November 8, 1926 at Dutch Flats, San Diego, CA. The airplane wears the livery of the Ryan Flying school operated by Register pilot Claude Ryan. No identifying numbers are readable on any of the aircraft on the ground. From their numbers, and from the number of cars, there was probably an air exhibition going on.

Waco NC3777, November 8, 1926, Dutch Flats, San Diego, CA (Source: SDAM)
Waco NC3777, November 8, 1926, Dutch Flats, San Diego, CA (Source: SDAM)

The large biplane parked facing left immediately in front of the building appears to be, upon magnification, the Douglas-Davis-Ryan Cloudster. This aircraft was a large, passenger craft that Ryan operated on its San Diego-Los Angeles route. Note the passenger entry hatch open directly behind the wing. And the distinctive vertical stabilizer and exhaust stack. At the link there are may images of the Cloudster.

A nice profile photograph of NC3337 can be found at the National Waco Club Web site. I do not know the fate of NC3777, other than it is no longer registered with the FAA. If you have any information to share about this aircraft, please let me KNOW.

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