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The source for this page is the book titled, "Airports and Established Landing Fields in the United States, 1933", published by The Airport Directory Company, Hackensack, NJ. Refer to page 29 of that book.

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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, while supplies last.

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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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.

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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, while supplies last.

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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.

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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.

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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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SAN GABRIEL, MISSION AIRPORT

Mission Airport, ca. 1933

In 1933, Mission Airport was described as, "...located in the heart of the Los Angeles Basin within a few minutes of metropolitan Los Angeles, offering the aviator, ship-owner and those of the industry a location from which to centralize their effort -- every transportation need available -- Southern Pacific Main Line, Pacific Electric interurban, bus and boulevards. Manufacturers, distributors and ship owners are invited to investigate."

Mission Airport was located at Mission Road and Delmar Avenue in San Gabriel, CA about 10 miles east of Los Angeles. It was rectangular area of 162 acres with three oiled runways (hard to see three runways on the photo). There were modern hotels and restaurants in town. Photo, above, by V.V. Stockton in reference at left.

Telephone and weather reports were available on the field. Fuel, oil, hangars and mechanics (daytime only) were available.

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THIS PAGE UPLOADED: 05/05 REVISED: 10/30/07

 
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One pilot who landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield, Dean Banks, called Mission Airport his Homebase (pilot Banks was Pancho Barnes' cousin).
No pilots arrived at Davis-Monthan Airfield from San Gabriel, and only pilot Banks listed it as his final Destination.
 
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