C.B. Cosgrove, Jr.

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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. Or use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author, while supplies last.


http://www.cafepress.com/content/global/img/spacer.gifThe Congress of Ghosts 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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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.


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.


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.


Winners' Viewpoints: The Great 1927 Trans-Pacific Dole Race is available at the link. What was it like to fly from Oakland to Honolulu in a single-engine plane during August 1927? Was the 25,000 dollar prize worth it? Did the resulting fame balance the risk? For the first time ever, this book presents the pilot and navigator's stories written by them within days of their record-setting adventure. Pilot Art Goebel and navigator William V. Davis, Jr. take us with them on the Woolaroc, their orange and blue Travel Air monoplane (NX869) as they enter the hazardous world of Golden Age trans-oceanic air racing.


Clover Field: The First Century of Aviation in the Golden State. 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.





Burt Cosgrove was the manager of the Davis-Monthan Airfield from 1928 to 1932. As well, he was a pilot and airplane owner, and an ardent and competent amateur photographer. Most of the images in this collection of images comes from his Leica camera that he kept handy at the Airfield during his tenure.

The Cornelius Burton Cosgrove, Jr. Collection is important to understanding the role the Davis-Monthan Airfield played in civil, commercial and military aviation during the Golden Age. It gives us almost a day-to-day "movie" of the comings and goings of the people and airplanes of the era. It provides significant insight into the humanity and pioneering spirit of the people who give us the art and science of aviation here in the 21st century.

The images of the Collection are presented without touch up or modification, except for squaring margins, sizing and optimizing for web download. Unless otherwise indicated, they were scanned at 200dpi, using a Hewlett-Packard 4370 scanner.

Where some images may have interesting details viewed better at higher resolution, the scans were made at a higher dpi (300-1200dpi depending on details). These higher-resolution images are made available as PDF files, downloadable ad lib, so as not to slow display rates for the main pages.

The images are displayed without much technical commentary. Rather, the links will take you to further information, where available.

Take time to examine these important records of the Golden Age of Aviation. Enjoy everything!


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C.B. Cosgrove, III with Your Webmaster, October, 2006. We're holding one of the many volumes of his father's Golden Age aviation photo albums.
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The photograph and document collection of C.B. Cosgrove, Jr. contains 282 items. I have divided them into reasonable categories to make the collection easier to implement online, and to make it easier for site visitors to work through the material.

Unless otherwise noted, the images were scanned at 200dpi. Please note also: other than cropping, sizing and optimizing the images for web display, they are unretouched in any way. Most of them are published nowhere else but here at www.dmairfield.org. What you see is how it is in the late Col. Cosgrove's albums!





EVENTS Presents two images of vintage posters of the era.



People Whose Last Names Begin With:

A-C -- Presents eleven images of G.H. Benefield, "Ace" Bragunier, Cy Caldwell, H.D. Campbell, Ray Clark, John Collings (letter), B. Connell, Wier Cook, Joe Crosson and C.C. Culver.

D-H -- Presents nine images of Jack Davies, Donald Douglas, E.E. Harmon and others.

I-L -- Presents 14 images of notables such as Charles Lindbergh, Martin Jensen (did not sign the Register), Jack Laass and others. Two views of cachets carried by Lindbergh during his air mail hop to Cuba in February 1928 are included.

M-O -- Presents ten images of people who landed at the Airfield as either pilots or passengers, including John Macready and Oakley Kelly, George Noville, Lester Maitland and Albert Hegenberger, Charlie Mayse and others.

P-S -- Presents 21 images of people: Augie Pedlar, Ross Rowell, Claude Ryan, Carl Spatz, Eddie Stinson and others.

T-Z -- Presents 14 images of TAT pilots, Roscoe Turner, Clarence Tinker, Al Wilson and others.

Special Groupings of People:

C.B.Cosgrove -- Presents 17 images and one PDF download containing 15 newsclippings pertaining exclusively to C.B. Cosgrove, Jr., including his wife and Davis-Monthan Airfield activities.

Female Pilots -- Presents 12 images of female participants in the 1929 and 1930 National Air Races.

T.V. Foster -- Presents four splendid images of a very frequent visitor to the Airfield, Thaddeus V. Foster.

Arthur Goebel -- Presents three candid images of this WWI and WWII Air Corps officer, prolific entrepreneur and Golden Age air racer.

The Hunter Brothers -- Presents four air and ground images of these intrepid endurance fliers, Albert, John, Kenneth and Walter Hunter.

Clayton Charles Jerome -- Presents three images of this Marine Corps aviator and friend of C.B. Cosgrove.

Fokker "Josephine Ford" -- Presents three images of the Fokker "Josephine Ford" on the ground at Tucson. This was one of Admiral Richard Byrd's polar aircraft.

John M. Miller -- Presents five action images of John M. Miller and his Pitcairn PCA-2 Autogiro on the ground at Tucson during his record-setting coast-to-coast flight in 1931.



Pioneer Hotel -- One image of the aviation-themed lounge at this Tucson Golden Age landmark hotel. You need to explore this wonderfully interesting and amusing room! Hi-resolution image download available to help you do that.

Davis-Monthan Airfield -- Three images of the old Airfield and memorabilia surrounding its dedication on November 1, 1925. Hi-resolution image download available to help you explore the old Airfield.


AIRPLANES -- Presents 92 images of military (16 images) and civil (72 images) aircraft that landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield.


STANDARD AIR LINES -- Presents nine images of Standard Air Lines aircraft and passengers (on the ground at Tucson), and facilities.


FIRST WORLD FLIGHT -- Presents 45 images of the "First World Flight" Douglas World Cruisers (designated DWC and modified from the Navy DT-2 torpedo bomber) in the air and on the ground at Tucson, AZ September 21, 1924. Pilots and crew also pictured.


THIS PAGE UPLOADED: 11/12/06 REVISED: 01/09/07, 01/23/07, 02/18/07, 02/29/08

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To use the photographs of The Cornelius Burton Cosgrove, Jr. Collection for any purpose, please contact their owner:

C.B. Cosgrove, III at 5555 Zuni Rd., SE, Suite 206, Albuquerque, NM 87106


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