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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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DOUGLAS O-2K 29-183

29-183 landed at Tucson Friday, December 7, 1928 at 2:30PM. It was flown solo by Army major Shepler W. FitzGerald. Based at San Antonio, TX, Brooks Field, he was eastbound from San Diego, CA, Rockwell Field and remained overnight at Tucson. He departed next day at 3:00PM eastbound for San Antonio. It is unusual that a pilot would discontinue flying so early and continue so late the next day. Perhaps he had trouble with his machine, or the weather at that time of year was not cooperating.

Below, courtesy of the San Diego Aerospace Museum (SDAM), is an undated photgraph of 29-183.

Douglas 29-183, Date & Location Unknown (Source: SDAM)
Douglas 29-183, Date & Location Unknown (Source: SDAM)





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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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