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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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BOEING O-2B1 A-6908

According to Joe Baugher's site, Bureau Numbers A-6898 through A-6927 were Boeing O2B-1s, serial numbers 619 through 648. They were originally Army deHavilland DH-4M-1s rebuilt by Boeing and transferred from to the Navy from the Army. The photograph below, from a private collector (cited, right sidebar), shows A-6908 on the ground in Haiti.

Boeing A-6908, Haiti, Circa late 1920s (Source: Dan M.)
Boeing A-6908, Haiti, ca. late 1920s (Source: Dan M.)

The donor says, "... this particular photo of A-6908 was in a series of photos taken by a Marine stationed in Haiti in the late 1920s." 

A-6908 landed once at Tucson Monday, May 31, 1926 at 10:45 AM. It was piloted by Edwin H. Brainard. He carried a single passenger, Master Tech. Sgt. R.S. Fry. Based at Washington, DC, they were westbound from El Paso, TX to San Diego, CA. No reason was given in the Register for their flight.



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Photos on this page are courtesy of "Private USMC Collection of Dan M. of Ohio."

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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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