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BOEING P-12B, 29-334

This sturdy airplane landed at Tucson Tuesday, April 5, 1932. It was flown by Lt. H.R. Baxter. Based at San Antonio, TX, Kelly Field, Baxter was eastbound from Los Angeles, CA to El Paso, TX. No reason was given in the Register for his flight.

However, it appears that Baxter was in a flight of three with other P-12s over the same route. He and fellow Army pilots Lt. E.H. Underhill (in 29-440) and Lt. C.J. Farris (in 29-442) all landed near 2:00PM at Tucson and departed the same day.

Below, a brand new Boeing P-12-B in U.S. Army markings as flown by pilot Baxter. Compare this image with sister ship 29-333.

Boeing P-12B, 29-334
Boeing P-12B, 29-334

According to Joe Baugher's site, Boeing 29-329 to 341 were Boeing P-12Bs, c/n 1170 to 1182. 29-329 was converted to XP-12G and later reverted to B configuration. I have no further information regarding 29-334. Does anyone KNOW its fate?



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I'm looking for photographs of pilots Baxter, Underhill and Farris and their airplanes. If you have one or more you'd like to share, please use this FORM to contact me.


This photo is from the Bowers Collection, published in Wallick, S.L. “Lew”, Jr. & Peter M. Bowers. 1982. “Flying the P-12”. Red Barn Publications, Seattle, WA.

Thanks to Mike Gerow for pointing out this photograph.

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