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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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TRUMAN T. WADLOW

 

Truman Wadlow, Date Unknown (Source: NASM)
Truman Wadlow, Date Unknown (Source: NASM)

 

Truman Wadlow was a twin. He and his brother, Newman, were colorful pilots who had distinguished aviation careers all over the world.

Truman and his brother were raised in Wichita, KS. He learned to fly in a Swallow biplane at age 18. He then acquired his license in a Travel Air with a Wright J-4 engine. Along with his brother, he was a test pilot for the Travel Air Company, and also operated a sales outlet in St. Joseph, MO during 1928. His biography is at the Davis-Monthan Airfield Web site at the link.

Truman signed four of the Delta Mike Airfield, Inc. Registers a total of nine times. He signed the Davis-Monthan Register once, the Parks Field Register twice, the Peterson Field Register three times and the Clover Field Register three times.

His first landing at Santa Monica was on Friday, August 16, 1929 at 10:00AM. He was solo in the Butler Blackhawk, NC730K, belonging to fellow Clover Register pilot Jim Granger.

His second landing was on Tuesday, November 5, 1929 at 11:30AM. This time he was solo in the Travel Air he identified as NC454N. He arrived from Kingman, AZ and was on his way to Metropolitan Airport in Los Angeles.

His third landing was a few years later on Monday, January 21, 1935 at 12:15PM. This time he was solo in the Beechcraft B-17L he identified as NC14406. He arrived from United Airport, Burbank, CA on a round-robin flight back to there.

Later in his career he flew for TWA during WWII as a transport pilot and made many flights across the Atlantic in DC-6 aircraft flying troops and cargo eastbound and wounded Americans and German prisoners westbound. One of his returning passengers was Wernher von Braun, rocket scientist. When President Roosevelt went to Casablanca, Truman flew a plane carrying the press.

After WWII he flew for the Phillips Petroleum Company until his retirement in the early 1970s. He lived in Bartlesville, OK with his wife. He and his brother were named to the Oklahoma Aviation Hall of Fame in 1983.

Born June 11, 1907, Truman Wadlow died June 17, 1993 in Oklahoma City, OK. He carried Transport Pilot certificate T1755.

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