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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. ISBN 978-0-9843074-0-1.


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. ISBN 978-0-9843074-2-5.

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CURTISS P-1B 27-64


27-64 Curtiss P-1B, Date Unknown (Source: Klein)
Curtiss 27-64

At left, Curtiss P-1B 27-64 flown twice to Tucson. The first visit was on June 20, 1929 flown by Captain Ira C. Eaker. He was solo on his way from Rockwell Field, San Diego, CA to Oklahoma City, OK.

The second landing was on March 29, 1930 flown by Major Fred H. Coleman. Based at Aberdeen, MD, Coleman was flying the airplane from Ft. Bliss in El Paso, TX to Mather Field, Sacramento, CA.

Interestingly, pilot Coleman was a member of the first graduating class in "Blind Landing" taught by Albert Hegenberger.




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---o0o--- Congress of Ghosts is an anniversary celebration for 2010.  It is an historical biography, that celebrates the 5th year online of 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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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, or use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author.  ISBN 978-0-9843074-4-9.


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