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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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BOEING MODEL 40X NC7526

This large, open cockpit, passenger transport was S/N 1093. It was manufactured during September, 1928. It was originally designated a model 40X with an "NX" (experimental) registration. It was converted to a model 40B and assigned the "NC" (commercial) registration.

I have no information about it from the Smithsonian. It is signed twice in the Santa Monica Register. It was flown both times by George Dixon. Below, courtesy of the San Diego Aerospace Museum Flickr Stream (SDAM), is a photograph of NC7526 sitting in Hangar 3 at Oakland, CA during August, 1929. The fuselage livery says "Associated Oil Company." The roundels on the rudder and vertical stabilizer advertise Associated's gasoline and oil, respectively.

Boeing 40X NC7526, Oakland, CA, August, 1929 (Source: SDAM)
Boeing 40X NC7526, Oakland, CA, August, 1929 (Source: SDAM)

For context at the Oakland Airport, Register pilot West Moreau operated his business out of Hangar 2.

Dixon landed first on Tuesday, August 27, 1929 at 10:00AM. He carried two unidentified passengers and they were enroute from San Diego to San Francisco, CA. The photo above could very well have been taken just after we find Dixon at Santa Monica on his way north. Dixon flew with Transport pilot certificate T4779.

His second visit was about a month later on Tuesday, September 24, 1929 at 4:20PM. He arrived from Alhambra, CA with a single unidentified passenger. They didn't enter a destination in the Register.

NC7526 also landed once, on March 11, 1931, at the Grand Central Air Terminal, Glendale, AZ. The pilot was not identified and neither were the presence of passengers, the home base, nor the destination. The airplane was still owned and operated by the Associated Oil Company as of 1931.

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