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Bottom image courtesy of the Klein Archive of Aviation Photographs.


A book, "MIlitary Aircraft of the Davis-Monthan Airfield 1925-1936" is available for further study here.

A copy of the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register with all the pilots' signatures and helpful cross-references to pilots and airplanes is available here.

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This airplane landed at Tucson on May 2, 1933 flown by Peter Dana. He carried one passenger identified as M.G. Wallace. Based in San Diego, CA, they were eastbound from San Diego headed for "New Hampshire". It might have stopped off in Boston, MA, because the two images below were taken at what is currently named Logan Airport.

Great Lakes NC11324, THEN
Great Lakes NC11324, THEN

The two images above and below are shared with us by Chris from Massachusetts. These pictures were taken by his grandfather at what is now Logan Airport in Boston. His grandfather was Robert W.Wallstrom,  a participant in the Jordan-Traveler Junior Aviation League, Boston MA. In 1929, a large model airplane club, the Jordan-Traveler Junior Aviation League, was started in Boston. The club was sponsored by the Jordan Marsh Company, a department store, and the Boston Traveler, a newspaper. See NC8458 for other images from his album.

Great Lakes NC11324, THEN, Contrast-Enhanced
Great Lakes NC11324, THEN, Contrast-Enhanced

Image above has been contrast-enhanced in PhotoShop to show the registration number and details of the paint scheme more clearly

Below, NC11324 is rare among Davis-Monthan Airfield aircraft, because it is still registered with the FAA and is, as of 1985, still flying. The annotation on the original image (refer to the source cited in the left sidebar) says, "Great Lakes 2T-1A Restored, Menasco B-4 “Pirate”  95 HP, Chino CA 1985".

Great Lakes NC11324, ca. 1980s
Great Lakes NC11324


UPLOADED: 09/26/07 REVISED: 11/06/07, 02/02/08

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