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

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Ford C-4 29-219
Ford C-4 29-219

This big Ford C-4 transport, 29-219, left, landed at Tucson three times between 1929 and 1934. For its first visit on August 12, 1929, it was flown by Capt. H.N Dwyer. Dwyer carried two mecanics and the Hon. W. Frank James (R-MI).

Representative James was Chairman of the Military Affairs Committee, which recommended in July 1929 that a "huge expansion" commence at Maxwell Field, Riverside, CA. James is sometimes called the "godfather of Maxwell Field". Perhaps this trip, which arrived from Ft. Huachuca and was northbound to the Grand Canyon, was to promote or help roll out Representative James' legislation.

The other military pilots who flew this airplane to Tucson were R.K. Giannoli (July 2, 1931) and Lloyd L. Sailor (August 27, 1934). Both were westbound to March Field, Riverside, CA, and both flew with many fewer passengers than their airplane was designed to carry. Sailor wrote in the Remarks column of the register, "Won't be long now", perhaps referring to his expected arrival on the west coast later in the day.


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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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