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Some of this information comes from the biographical file for pilot Eglin, CE-108500-01, reviewed by me in the archives of the National Air & Space Museum (NASM), Washington, DC.


Pilot Eglin is a founding member of the Order of Daedalians. He was nominated Wing Staff Member on the first Daedalian Wing Staff.

A short biography of Eglin is available at this link, which is a PDF download of a short book that highlights several of our Davis-Monthan pilots.




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, while supplies last.


http://www.cafepress.com/content/global/img/spacer.gifThe Congress of Ghosts is an anniversary celebration for 2010.  It is an historical biography, that celebrates the 5th year online of www.dmairfield.org 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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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.


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, while supplies last.


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Frederick Irving Eglin

Born February 23, 1891 in New York. Died January 1, 1937. Photograph, right, from his biographical folder at the NASM, cited left sidebar.

Pilot Eglin landed at Tucson six times as pilot in command between February 1926 and June 1929, and once as a passenger on Monday, August 21, 1933. His pilot this day was H.K. Ramey. His home base during these years was Kelly Field, San Antonio, TX. He flew Curtiss, de Havilland and Douglas aircraft, usually carrying one passenger. His flights were generally between the west coast and AAC bases in Texas. He remained in Tucson overnight just once.

During these years he was Executive Officer of the Air Corps Training Center, Duncan Field, TX. He occupied this position until August 22, 1929, when he was assigned as a student at the Air Corps Tactical School, Langley Field, VA.

He was first rated as a military aviator in 1917, then helped train other flyers during World War I. On 1 January 1937, while assigned to General Headquarters, Air Force, Langley Field, VA, he was killed in the crash of his Northrop A-17 pursuit aircraft on a flight from Langley to Maxwell Field, AL. Eglin Air Force Base in Florida was named on August 4, 1937 in honor of Lt. Col. Frederick Irving Eglin.

The Web abounds with information on Eglin Air Force Base, providing the standard cursory biography of its namesake. See the references, left, for something a little different.



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I'm looking for information and photographs of pilot Eglin and his airplanes to include on this page. If you have some you'd like to share, please click this FORM to contact me.


Art Goebel's Own Story by Art Goebel (edited by G.W. Hyatt) is written in language that expands for us his life as a Golden Age aviation entrepreneur, who used his aviation exploits to build a business around his passion.  Available as a free download at the link.


Winners' Viewpoints: The Great 1927 Trans-Pacific Dole Race is available at the link. What was it like to fly from Oakland to Honolulu in a single-engine plane during August 1927? Was the 25,000 dollar prize worth it? Did the resulting fame balance the risk? For the first time ever, this book presents the pilot and navigator's stories written by them within days of their record-setting adventure. Pilot Art Goebel and navigator William V. Davis, Jr. take us with them on the Woolaroc, their orange and blue Travel Air monoplane (NX869) as they enter the hazardous world of Golden Age trans-oceanic air racing.


Clover Field: The First Century of Aviation in the Golden State. With the 100th anniversary in 2017 of the use of Clover Field as a place to land aircraft in Santa Monica, this book celebrates that use by exploring some of the people and aircraft that made the airport great.


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