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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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HAROLD J. BROW

 

H.J. Brow Seated on a Seaplane, Date & Location Unknown (Source: SDAM)
H.J. Brow Seated on a Seaplane, Date & Location Unknown (Source: SDAM)

 

Harold Brow landed once at Clover Field, on Saturday, May 3, 1930 at 3:30PM. At right, courtesy of the San Diego Aerospace Museum Flickr Stream (SDAM), is a photograph of Brow during his Navy training.

Interestingly, Brow had a long, famous and industrious career with the U.S. Navy, which is documented, with references, at his biographical page at the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register Web site. Brow landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield in Tucson, Monday, August 19, 1929, about 9 months before he visited Santa Monica. He was busy during these months with his Navy flying, as well as a divorce (see the link above).

Although he was in the Navy, based at San Diego, CA at the time of his landing at Santa Monica, he was flying a civilian aircraft, the Waco NC577M. He was on a round-robin trip from his base at San Diego. He remained overnight at Santa Monica, departing for his return flight the next day at an unspecified time.

During the early 1920s, Brow competed flying CR-2 and CR-1 Curtiss Racers with Curtiss D-12 engines. Speed records were traded back and forth among Navy (and Army) pilots with regularity, leading to the decision to limit the speeds of aircraft to 300MPH during such events. That seems to defeat the purpose of setting speed records. Regardless, Brow's experiences during racing and setting his records are laid out at his biography page as linked above. It was a heady time for Navy air race wins and records.

Brow's name is sometimes interpreted as "Brown" by journalists and others. Please allow for that if you perform online searches for him. Brow died Apr. 18, 1982.

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