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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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HOWARD HARRY BATT

Howard Batt landed once at Clover Field, on Wednesday, April 3, 1929 at 10:00AM. He flew the Stinson SM-1 (S/N M-209) NC1517, carrying four unidentified passengers. He was a prolific western flyer who also visited the Grand Central Air Terminal, Glendale, CA (GCAT) at least 30 times between 1929 and 1932. His complete biography is at the link, just east of here at Glendale.

Howard Batt, 1937 (Source: PA)
Howard Batt, 1937 (Source: PA)

 

Who's Who, 1942 (Source: Link)
Who's Who, 1942 (Source: Link)

 

The brief sketch at left is from this REFERENCE. He was an entrepreneur, who, like most during the Great Depression, took work when it became available. Among his jobs was stunt flying for the motion picture industry and distriburor for Beech aircraft. He became the Ryan aircraft distributor at Clover Field in 1936.

The photograph, right, is from Popular Aviation (PA) magazine, October, 1937. He stands next to a Beech Staggerwing. The context of the photo is explained at the GCAT link.

 

Batt flew West on March 18, 1988 from San Clemente, CA, age 87. He carried Commercial pilot certificate 499.

 

 

 

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