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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 here. Or use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author.

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OTHER BOOKS FOR YOU

This link leads you to a book that 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. Or use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author.

"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.

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PLEASE NOTE!

Right-click has been disabled throughout this collection.

Please, the Museum wants you to contact them for access to and use of the Klein Archive of Aviation Photographs.

Please click this link to the Museum and you will find guidance on how to acquire photographic-quality images, and instructions for crediting their use.

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There are some minor errors in some of the original image captions. I have quoted the original captions, but have corrected them where appropriate. If you find other errors, please let me KNOW.

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THE KLEIN ARCHIVE

OF AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHS

The Klein Archive of Aviation Photographs is carefully housed and maintained at the Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, 531 East Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, PA. The images accessible from this web page are shared with us by Bruce Klein through the Museum (citation, right sidebar).

L-R, Bruce Klein, Your Webmaster, Frank Watters
L-R, Bruce Klein, Your Webmaster, Frank Watters

Image, right, of the principals who bring you this Archive (see right sidebar). Your Webmaster holds a 1934 Agfa Ansco bellows camera from his collection. This type of camera could easily have captured images from the Davis-Monthan Airfield era. Note the large-format wooden portrait cameras in the background that are part of the collection of hardware on display at the Photo Antiquities Museum.

The aviation portion of the Klein Archive consists of dozens of albums with various sized, original images (mostly small-format black & white) taken over a period of over 60 years by Kenneth M. Sumney. Mr. Klein acquired rights to the Archive in 2004 and has given us permission to view a small portion of the images.

Specifically, on this Web site are images relevant only to the aircraft and people of the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register: those who landed at Tucson between 1925 and 1936. The Klein Archive contains thousands of other images and negatives of non-Davis-Monthan aircraft, ranging from early Wright flyers to jet hardware of the 1960s and 1970s. It is a rich cross-section of 20th century aviation technologies, and of the people who guided aviation into our 21st century. Refer to the left sidebar to learn more.

For your convenience, below I have arranged the images on this site into sectors that contain related types. For each aircraft, I provide, where available, connections with the airman who flew it to Tucson, or with other relevant information or events. For each person, I provide further biographical information or hyperlinks.

Click the links below to enjoy this wonderful contribution of images from our friends of dmairfield.org in Pittsburgh, PA!

MILITARY AIRCRAFT

ARMY

NAVY

MARINE CORPS

 

CIVIL AIRCRAFT

COMMERCIAL

PRIVATE

 

PEOPLE OF THE DAVIS-MONTHAN AIRFIELD

MEN & WOMEN PILOTS AND PASSENGERS

 

PLACES

PLACES

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Pennsylvania State Automobile License Plate, 1931
Pennsylvania License Plate, 1931

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CREDITS FOR OUR USE OF THE KLEIN ARCHIVE OF AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHS

Warmest thanks are extended to BRUCE KLEIN, Owner of Bernie's Photo Center, Pittsburgh, PA. His foresight in acquiring image collections on various topics has significantly enhanced our understanding of people and aircraft of the Davis-Monthan Register. His warm and solicitous hospitality was much appreciated as I scanned and organized the images presented for the first time on this Web site.

And to the staff of the Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, Pittsburgh, PA:

FRANK WATTERS, Executive Director of the Museum, whose enthusiasm for our work with the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register grew consistently as we worked with the volumes of images.

SCOTT YOSS, Senior Curator of the Museum, whose anecdotes and knowledge of photography and the graphic arts were much appreciated.

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