A book, "MIlitary Aircraft of the Davis-Monthan Airfield
1925-1936" is available for further study here.
A copy of the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register with cross-references
to pilots and airplanes is available here.
BOEING F3B-1 Squadron ID 2-F-18
The subject is 2-F-18, visible only as the
aft fuselage in the image you can see by clilcking the link in the left sidebar. This airplane, identified as a Boeing
F3B-1 in the Register, was flown solo to Tucson by P.M. Nold on
4/6/1929. We may reasonably guess that this picture was taken
near that date at Tucson.
A history of VF-2, with which the
airplanes in this and the image above were based, is available
at this link.
The history corroborates and describes the change of airplanes
from Hawks to Boeings.
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