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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.

---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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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Waco NC13578 bore S/N 3802. It was manufactured in 1933. It came to Tucson flown by Lee N. Brutus sometime between March 4 and March 20, 1934. The Register indicates he carried five passengers Charlotte Coles, Edward O'Herron, Rufus Kleinsmith, Louis F. Allen and his wife, Mrs. L.N. Brutus. Based in Troy, OH, Brutus did not indicate their airports of origin or destination.

Waco NC13578
Waco NC13578

The image above shows NC13578 in a line of other Wacos, probably at the factory (left side of image cropped for space considerations).

At the time of its landing at Tucson, NC13578 was owned by Waco dealer H.C. Lippiatt of Burbank, CA. Pilot Brutus was VP of Waco Aircraft, Troy, OH.


UPLOADED: 10/07/07 REVISED: 02/25/08, 09/12/11

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President (as of the upload date of this page) Andy Heins of the National Waco Club sent the image at left. Andy  runs the day to day business of the Club, and we should all thank him for the effort he expended to help us understand better the Waco aircraft that landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield way back when.
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