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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. ISBN 978-0-9843074-0-1.

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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 a 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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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, or use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author.  ISBN 978-0-9843074-4-9.

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BISBEE, AZ MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

Bisbee Municipal Airport, 1931 (Source: Webmaster)
Bisbee Municipal Airport, 1931 (Source: Webmaster)

 

Bisbee Municipal was a small airport in southern Arizona, about two miles north of the Mexican border. Below, from this REFERENCE, page 16, a description of the airfield ca. 1931.

No pilots who signed the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register called Bisbee their home base. Two arrived at Tucson from Bisbee, and six cited Bisbee as their destination.

Among the latter were two military pilots, H.H. "Hap" Arnold and Clarence Tinker. They flew into Tucson as a flight of two on August 23, 1933. They arrived solo in two Boeing P-12-Es from March Field, Riverside, CA. The reason for their itinerary through Tucson and Bisbee was not cited.

Below, from this REFERENCE, page 5, updates the information about Bisbee for 1937. Compared to the description above, this shows up as a different airfield. It is named "auxiliary" and the elevation is 250' different from the 1931 statement. Does anyone KNOW if these were different airfields?

Bisbee Municipal Airport, 1937 (Source: Webmaster)
Bisbee Municipal Airport, 1937 (Source: Webmaster)

 

Bisbee Municipal Airport, 2002 (Source: Webmaster)
Bisbee Municipal Airport, 2002 (Source: Webmaster)

 

 

 

Bisbee is small even today. At right is a shot over the cowl of your Webmaster's airplane as he flew the final approach to land. The red clay still predominates the landscape. The town of Bisbee is in the distance, up against the base of the mountains.

 

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