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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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

 

Jimmie Angel, 1940 (Source: Kalina)
Jimmie Angel, !940 (Source: Kalina)

 

James Crawford "Jimmie" Angel landed and signed the Clover Field Register Wednesday, September 18, 1929 at 3:45PM. He carried six passengers and a copilot in the Zenith Abatross, NX3622. Based at Long Beach, CA, they arrived at Santa Monica from Long Beach. The owner of the airplane was identified as G. L. Schofield.

Angel is best known for landing a Flamingo aircraft (NC9487, not a Register airplane), on October 9, 1937, at the top of Ayuantepui (or Ayuan Tepui, I've seen it spelled both ways) in southeastern Venezuela. This large table mountain had not been charted or explored before. It has a waterfall (a "mile high" according to Angel) tumbling from its edge. It was later measured to be 3,212 feet. It was named "Angel Falls" for its discoverer.

He was born August 1, 1899 and died December 8, 1956 in the Panama Canal Zone. He is also found landing at Colorado Springs, CO and at Tucson, AZ and signing the Registers there. Angel's biography with many photographs and information received from his niece, is found at the Davis-Monthan Airfield site at the link. There are also many links and downloads from his biography page.

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