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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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Colonel David L. Stone, Ca. 1924-1926 (Source: Web via Bybee)
Colonel David L. Stone, Ca. 1924-1926 (Source: Web via Bybee)


Colonel David L Stone landed once at Tucson, Saturday, May 11, 1929 at 6:00PM. He was a passenger with Lester Maitland, who carried three additional passengers, including F. Trubee Davison, Roy Hooe and a Private Collins. Based at Los Angeles, CA, they arrived westbound from Lordsburg, NM.

They remained in Tucson overnight, departing the next day at 8:45AM toward Los Angeles. Please direct your browser to Maitland's link to learn the circumstances of another flight, in June, 1927 with Albert F. Hegenberger, when they became the first pilots successfully to cross the Pacific Ocean by air from San Francisco, CA to Wheeler Field, Oahu, T.H.

The State of Washington maintains at the link a history encyclopedia online, which features a biography, with excellent photographs, of Stone.

I have very little original information about passenger Stone. Photo contributor Bybee states, "Stone retired as a Major General and was first Chief of Army Reserve, 3/5/1927-6/30/1930. .... MG [Major General] Stone is buried [at the] Joint Base Lewis-McCord, WA."

Below is an article from The Seattle Times, August 29, 1940 that describes his retirement.

The Seattle Times, August 29, 1940 (Source: Woodling)
The Seattle Times, August 29, 1940 (Source: Woodling)

If you have any information about D.L. Stone, please let me KNOW.


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I'm looking for information and photographs of passenger Stone and the Fokker C-5, 29-405 to include on this page. If you have some you'd like to share, please click this FORM to contact me.

Thanks to Guest Editor Bob Woodling and John Bybee for help with this page.



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.


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.


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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