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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.


This image comes to us courtesy of the Klein Archive of Aviation Photographs available for view on this website.


There is no data card at the Smithsonian for this airplane, as it is currently owned and registered by a firm in Chalfont, PA. The owner passed away during the fall of 2014. Restoration status is unknown at this time, but it is known that the project is complete and awaiting rebuild.



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NC752K is a Waco BSO, S/N A-153 mfg 1929, flown to Tucson by female pilot Billie Rice. She carried one passenger indentified simply as "Boy friend". The annotation on the original images states, " Waco BSO, Wright R-540E 175HP, NC753K s/n A153, Bettis Field, Pgh. 6/10/37."

Waco BSO, NC752K
Waco BSO, NC752K

Based in Los Angeles, CA, unfortunately Rice did not record their origin or destination. Neither did she record the date of their landing, but it was sometime between August 24 and September 4, 1931.


THIS PAGE UPLOADED: 09/28/07 REVISED: 11/06/07, 12/01/08, 04/27/15

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