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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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LOUISE McPHETRIDGE THADEN

 

Louise Thaden, Date Unknown (Source: NASM)
Louise Thaden, Date Unknown (Source: NASM)

 

Louise Thaden got around. Not only did she land at Clover Field, she also landed once each at the Davis-Monthan Airfield, Parks Field and Peterson Field in Colorado Springs, CO.

She came to Santa Monica on Wednesday, August 19, 1931 at 5:20PM. She arrived from New York in NC502V, a Thaden T-4 built by her husband's company, Thaden Metal Aircraft Co., at Oakland Airport and San Francisco CA.

Her airplane was interesting, because it was an early, all-metal craft with a single, high wing and 300HP radial engine. To my knowledge, only four Thaden aircraft were produced.

The National Air Races (NAR) began at Santa Monica in 1931 with the transcontinental air derbies to Cleveland, OH. Thaden competed in the Women's Division and place 5th flying her Thaden T-4. Clover Register pilot Phoebe Omlie won the event that year.

Thaden's biography on the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register Web site at the link. There you will learn that she won the first Women's Division transcontinental derby in 1929, and that she set several other records of altitude, speed and duration aloft. See also her resume exhibited below.

Born November 12, 1905 at Bentonville, AR, Louise Thaden died November 9, 1979 at age 73. She carried Transport license T1943.

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Louise Thaden left us a professional three-page resume, which I exhibit below, compiled by Thaden's daughter in 2003.

Louise McPhetridge Thaden Resume (Source: Thaden Family)
Louise McPhetridge Thaden Resume (Source: Thaden Family)

 

Louise McPhetridge Thaden Resume Page 2 (Source: Thaden Family)
Louise McPhetridge Thaden Resume Page 2 (Source: NASM)

 

Louise McPhetridge Thaden Resume Page 3 (Source: Thaden Family)
Louise McPhetridge Thaden Resume Page 3 (Source: Thaden Family)

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