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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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WILLIAM JOHN "JACK" FRYE

Jack Frye landed twice at Clover Field. On Sunday, August 30, 1931 he landed at 4:30PM carrying two unidentified passengers and flying an unidentified Lockheed Vega. "United" Airport at Burbank, CA was written in the arrival and destination columns. This might have been a new Vega he was flying from the Lockheed factory at Burbank.

Jack Frye, Ca. 1930s (Source: TWA Seniors)
Jack Frye, Ca. 1930s (Source: TWA  Seniors)

His second landing about a month later, again on a Sunday, was on October 4, 1931. This time he flew solo in the Lockheed Altair, NC12222. He identified the airplane as NC1222, omitting the final 2. The airplane was probably operated by TWA at the time.

Frye was also a prolific visitor to the Davis-Monthan Airfield. His name appears in that Register 20 times between November, 1926 and June, 1929. He also signed the Parks Field Register on September 5, 1929.

Jack Frye was a pioneer in commercial passenger transport. Long story short, Frye was a co-founder of the Aero Corporation of California that formed Standard Air Lines in 1927. It was his flights on behalf of Standard Air Lines that brought him to sign his name so many times in the Tucson Register. Standard consolidated with Western Air Express to form Transcontinental & Western Air (TWA) in 1930. It was with TWA that Frye spent most of his career.

Jack Frye was born March 18, 1904 in Oklahoma. He died, ironically, in an automobile accident February 3, 1959, just a few miles from the old Davis-Monthan Airfield in Tucson. Frye's biography, with additional photographs and many links, is at the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register Web site. Be sure to link over from there to Paul Richter's page for additional information on TWA and Frye.

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