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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.

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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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

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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 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.

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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.

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THE HAROLD B. "HAP" RUSSELL

PHOTOGRAPH AND DOCUMENT COLLECTION

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American Airways & American Airlines

This section presents 8 images of Hap Russell's American Airways and American Airlines-related activities.

Below, a news article from October 11, 1932, wherein Hap Russell delivered a shipment of silk hosiery for American Airways to San Diego, CA. Russell stands in the doorway, rear.

News Article from October 11, 1932
News Article from October 11, 1932

Below, a composite photograph of the first American Airlines west coast crew. Hap Russell is at nine o'clock with Standard Air Lines buddy Johnny Martin right above him.

First American Airlines West Coast Crew
First American Airlines West Coast Crew

Below, another image of American Airlines pilots; Curtiss Condor transport in the background; Hap Russell at center

American Airlines Pilots
American Airlines Pilots

Below, an undated news article celebrating American Airlines pilots with over a million miles logged.

American Airlines Million Milers
American Airlines Million Milers

Below, the interior of a Douglas DC-3 Sleeper aircraft of the type Russell flew from Los Angeles to New York and back.

Interior of a Douglas DC-3 Sleeper
Interior of a Douglas DC-3 Sleeper

Below, a rare find. This is part of one of the triangular pennants that American Airlines co-pilots were responsible for placing out the window of DC-3 transports as soon as the airplanes landed and were taxiing to the gate. Thus, "American Airlines Flagship". My scanner bed was too small to handle the entire pennant.

American Airlines Fleet Pennant
American Airlines Fleet Pennant

Below, an even more rare find. Two images of Hap Russell's American Airlines cap. This cap, in a hat box among the other treasures in the Collection, was worn by Russell during his career. Compare with this image.

Hap Russell's American Airlines Cap
Hap Russell's American Airlines Cap

What's even more interesting and revealing is the inside of the cap. Glued to the top, next to his head on every flight, is the original photo of the young Hap Russell found in this news article from 1923. This talisman, along with his rabbit's foot, we now know are definitely the reasons for his long and successful career in aviation. Go back and review the photos in this Collection where Russell appears in hats. Now you know what was inside each one, and what was in his pocket.

Hap Russell's American Airlines Cap
Hap Russell's American Airlines Cap

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