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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.


There is no data for 29-392 in the archives of the National Air & Space Museum (NASM), Washington, DC.

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DOUGLAS O-2H 29-392

This airplane is a Douglas O-2H observation plane, 29-392. It landed at Tucson Saturday, July 20, 1929 flown by Lt. Walter R. Peck (who brought sister ship, 29-348, through Tucson the previous February). He carried a Lt. Kinder as passenger. Based at Indianapolis, IN, they were east bound from Los Angeles, CA to El Paso, TX. They arrived at 4:30PM on the 20th and decided to remain overnight, departing at 10AM on the 21st. Pilot Peck noted in the Remarks column of the Register, "Ferry." This was probably a brand new airplane being deployed to Indianapolis for National Guard duty.

Below, courtesy of site visitor J.W. Tretter, is a profile of 29-392 on the ground at Indianapolis. This photograph is from Ms. Trettor's father's album. This is an official Army photograph. Please direct your browser to 29-388, 29-348, 29-343 and to the Indianapolis, IN airfields link cited above to see other images by Ms. Tretter's father. The airplane was assigned to the Indiana National Guard at the time.

The details of this upset are unknown. Does anyone KNOW?

Douglas 29-392 "On the Ground," Vevay, Indiana September 15, 1932 (Source: Tretter)
Douglas 29-392 "On the Ground," Vevay, Indiana September 15, 1932 (Source: Tretter)

The good news is, the cockpits appear clear enough from the ground so we can assume the harnessed personnel were unhurt. According to Joe Baugher's site, 29-388 and its sister ships, 29-375 through 404, were all Douglas O-2H models with serial numbers 575 through 604. They were all designated for National Guard service.



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The 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 a 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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