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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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LEE V. BRUSSE

 

Lee V. Brusse, May, 1924 (Source: Underwood)
Lee V. Brusse, May, 1924 (Source: Underwood)

 

Lee Brusse signed six times the Registers at three of the airfields comprising the Delta Mike Airfield, Inc. suite of Web sites. Besides two landings at Clover Field, he landed three times at the Davis-Monthan Airfield and once at Parks FIeld, East St. Louis, IL.

His first landing at Santa Monica took place on Tuesday, March 26, 1929 at 3:30PM. He was on a round-robin flight from and to Glendale, CA. He carried a single unidentified passenger in the American Eagle A-129 with a Kinner 100HP engine he identified as NC523. An example of this aircraft with a Kinner motor (N513H) flies at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, NY. The A-129 is a design attributed to Giuseppe Bellanca.

His second landing was solo on Friday, August 21, 1931 in the Waco F model he identified as NC11236. He arrived from Glendale and cited no destination. His destination was no doubt Cleveland, OH, because he was a competitor in the National Air Races (NAR) cross-country event that year which began at Santa Monica. The NAR began August 29th and ran through September 7th at Cleveland that year. The cross-country event began a week earlier at Santa Monica. Brusse took 2nd place in the men's division of the handicap air derby, winning $1,800 when he arrived at Cleveland. Fellow Register pilot Phoebe Omlie took first place in the women's division of the same race that year.

The Glendale connection was work-related. Bert Kinner was a manufacturer of aircraft and engines at Glendale, CA from the early 1920s to 1939. Lee Brusse was Cora (Brusse) Kinner's brother. As well as his brother-in-law, Brusse was Kinner's chief pilot and test pilot.

Lee Brusse's biography is celebrated for his landings at the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register Web site at the link.

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