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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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JAMES E. GRANGER

 

Jim Granger signed the Registers of the Delta Mike Airfield suite of Web sites a total of seven times. He signed the Davis-Monthan Register four times, the Parks Field Register twice, and the Clover Field Register once.

Jim Granger, Ca. Early 1930s (Source: Granger Family)
Jim Granger, Ca. Early 1930s (Source: Granger Family)

 

He signed the Clover Field Register Friday, May 16, 1930 at 2:55PM. He was flying with one unidentified passenger in the Swallow he identified as NC8187. They arrived from Wichita, KS.

Granger and his wife, and fellow Clover Register pilot, Clema, were two of the best-known players in west coast Golden Age flying. He and Clema owned and operated at Clover Field an aviation business named J.E. Granger, Inc. Besides maintenance, fueling, storage and other aviation services, they also distributed both Black Hawk and Swallow aircraft.

Jim Granger's biography is linked at the Davis-Monthan Register Web site. This is a wonderfully candid and informative page for Granger, as it was built with the help of his family who shared many photographs and documents celebrating his life in aviation. One of them, left, shows Granger with a Butler Blackhawk aircraft, probably NC370K. His biography page includes many other photos and interesting downloads.

James Granger was born on March 22, 1890, in Webster, MA, and died October 4, 1934 at Santa Monica, CA. He was killed in during take off for the 1934 Bendix Trophy Race. He held pilot’s license T395 (a low number; he was only the 395th person in the U.S. to receive his official pilot certification). He also held mechanic’s license #814.

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