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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.


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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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, or use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author.  ISBN 978-0-9843074-4-9.


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.  Use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author. ISBN 978-0-9843074-1-8.


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Donald Leander Putt was born May 14, 1905 at Sugar Creek, OH. He attended Sugar Creek-Shanesville High School from 1919 to 1923. He attended the Carnegi Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA, grduating with a B.S. in electrical engineering in 1928. While in the military, he attended the California Institute of Technology from 1937 to 1938, graduating with a M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering in 1938.

He entered the Army May 29, 1928 as a second lieutenant in the Signal Corps Reserve. He became a flying cadet June 25, 1928 at Brooks and Kelly Fields, San Antonio, TX. He was appointed second lieutenant, Air Corps, Regular Army on September 4, 1929.

A couple of years later, Putt landed at Tucson sometime between January 31 and February 10, 1932. In the context of the Register, he was flying a brand new Boeing P-12E. According to documentation from several sources detailed at Register pilot R.C. Blessey, he was part of at least 15 airplanes being ferried from Seattle, WA to Selfridge Field, MI. Please direct your browser to Blessey's page for details.

He has an official Air Force online biography and a photograph are at the link, which won't be copied here. That biography is current to 1957. A lieutenant when he visited us at Tucson, he held the rank of Lieutenant General when he passed away November 24, 1988.



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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.


Winners' Viewpoints: The Great 1927 Trans-Pacific Dole Race is available at the link. Use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author. 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. ISBN 978-0-9843074-3-2.


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