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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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BLANCHE WILCOX NOYES

 

Blanche Noyes, Ca. 1942 (Source: NYT)
Blanche Noyes, Ca. 1942 (Source: NYT)

 

Blanche Noyes was a competitive air racer and aviation businesswoman of the Golden Age. She landed twice at Clover Field. She also landed and signed the Registers four times at Parks Airport and once at Pitcairn Field. Her detailed biography, including photographs and news articles covering her life and race competitions, is online at the Parks link. News photo, left, from The New York Times of August 21, 1942. Another informal photograph of Noyes is at the link.

Her first visit to Santa Monica was on Tuesday, August 13, 1929. She flew a Travel Air she identified in the Register as NR657H, a model E-4000. A photograph of Noyes with her Travel Air, named "Miss Cleveland," is at the link. She cited no home base or destination information, but we know that on that date she was arriving at Santa Monica in preparation for her participation in the cross-country event held in conjunction with the National Air Races (NAR). The cross-country race represented the first time women were allowed to compete in the NAR. Noyes ultimately placed fourth. A photograph of Noyes with other competitors in the NAR is at the link. And another photograph taken on the same day (September 3, 1929) shows others.

Her second landing at Clover Field was was about two years later on Tuesday, August 18, 1931. She was apparently solo in the Great Lakes she identified as NC302Y, which was named "Miss Cleveland." She cited her destination as Cleveland, OH. Indeed, she was again competing in the women's cross-country derby in association with the 1931 NAR. Her airplane did not fare well in the journey and she didn't place in the event. Please direct your browser to the Parks Airport link, above, for details, and for a photograph of NC302Y.

Noyes was married to an aviator, and he was killed in an aircraft accident in December, 1935. With her husband's passing she appears to have eased her grief by continuing to fly and compete. In 1936, she teamed up as co-pilot with Louise Thaden to win the New York to Los Angeles Bendix Trophy Race in a Beech C-17R Staggerwing. They won $4,500 for their 14:54:49 winning time, plus a prize of $2,500 for a new women's record: this was the first time women were allowed to participate in the Bendix Race.

Noyes was born June 23, 1900 and flew West on October 6, 1981. Her obituary from the Cleveland Plain Dealer of October 9, 1981 is posted at the Parks Airport link. She flew carrying Transport license number T6540. She was quoted in 1977 (The New York TImes, August 6th), "Age is the only phobia that I have."

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