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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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ALBERT F. HEGENBERGER

 

Albert F. Hegenberger, July, 1927 (Source: NASM)
Albert F. Hegenberger, July, 1927 (Source: NASM)

 

I have no information about where, when or how Albert Hegenberger learned to fly. However, he graduated from MIT with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He was well-equipped for his exemplary career in aviation.

Hegenberger landed once at Clover Field on Sunday, February 17, 1935 at 1:00PM. He flew solo in an unidentified Martin YB-10. He was enroute from Winslow, AZ to San Francisco, CA. He remained overnight in Los Angeles, departing the next day at 1:00PM.

Earlier, Hegenberger also signed the Davis-Monthan Register as a passenger on June 20, 1927. He was flying with Lester Maitland and they were on their way to San Francisco to begin a flight that would take them across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. They would be the first pilots to do so. Photograph, right, shows Hegenberger heads down at his navigator's table (Maitland was the pilot on the trans-Pacific flight) in the Army Fokker C-2 trimotor transport, 26-202, specially outfitted, strengthened and equipped for the flight.

Albert Hegenberger's biography is at the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register Web site at the link. There you will find photographs, articles and links to his life in aviation. One important accomplishment is also described: on May 9, 1932 Hegenberger piloted the very first official solo blind instrument flight. See his biography link for details and documentation.

Hegenberger was born September 30, 1895 and died in Florida on August 31, 1983.

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