D.D. Graves, Ca. 1944 (Source: NYT)
D.D. Graves passed through our west coast Registers regularly. He landed at least seven times at Clover Field, Santa Monica, CA. His landings at Clover Field occurred between March, 1930 and November, 1931.
He also landed at Tucson and is signed five times in the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register. His Tucson visits occurred between May 10, 1929 and August 20, 1931. He flew mostly Boeing P-12 models. He listed three of his airplanes by number (he didn't record the other two in the Tucson Register). They were 29-359, 31-243 and 31-245, the latter he also landed at Clover Field (not during the same itinerary).
The photograph, left, appeared in The New York Times of March 10,1944. The article announced him as missing in action over Italy during WWII since the previous February.
The details around his career, Army assignments, family and demise are included in his biography page at the Clover Field link, above. See also the Brown reference cited in the left sidebar.
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