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This link leads you to a book that 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. Or use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author.


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BOEING P-12B, 29-333

This sturdy airplane landed at Tucson Wednesday, April 6, 1932. It was flown by Lt. D.A. Anderson. Based at San Antonio, TX Kelly Field, Anderson was eastbound from Riverside, CA, March Field to El Paso, TX. No reason was given in the Register for his flight.

However, it appears that Anderson was in a flight of three with other P-12s over the same route. He and fellow Army pilots Capt. T.J. Voss (in 29-339) and Capt. J.N. Eller (in 30-031) all landed noonish at Tucson and departed the same day. Their apparent route, from the Register notations by the other two pilots, was Riverside to Yuma, AZ to Tucson to El Paso, TX.

Below, a brand new Boeing P-12-B in U.S. Army markings as flown by pilot Anderson. Compare this image with sister ship 29-334.

Boeing P-12-B, 29-333
Boeing P-12-B, 29-333

According to Joe Baugher's site, Boeing 29-329 to 341 were Boeing P-12Bs, c/n 1170 to 1182. 29-329 was converted to XP-12G and later reverted to B configuration. I have no further information regarding 29-333. Does anyone KNOW its fate?



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I'm looking for photographs of pilots Anderson, Voss and Eller and additional photographs of their airplanes. If you have one or more you'd like to share, please use this FORM to contact me.


This photo is from the Bowers Collection, published in Wallick, S.L. “Lew”, Jr. & Peter M. Bowers. 1982. “Flying the P-12”. Red Barn Publications, Seattle, WA.

Thanks to Mike Gerow for pointing out this photograph.

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