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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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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Seven flights recorded in the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register identified Indianapolis, IN as their Home Base. A few identified it as their final Destination. There were several airfields in the greater Indianapolis area during the period of the Register. Only one pilot specifically identifed Schoen Field as his destination. The rest were ambiguous. All the pilots were military.

A good Web resource for studying the history and demise of historic Indianapolis-area airports is found at the site named Abandoned and Little-Known Airfields. Hoosier, and Stout Fields are at the link. Hoosier is just northwest of Indianapolis, and Stout just to the southwest. Schoen Field, established in 1922 as a military field, is northeast of Indianapolis. "Speedway", which was the Indianapolis locus for the 1928 National Air Tour, is discussed at the link.

Below, Hoosier Airport, ca. 1928-1930. This view is toward the east. Lafayette Avenue runs diagonally and Kessler Blvd. runs horizontally (north-south). On magnification, the row of objects casting shadows at lower center of the photograph is a row of automobiles.

Hoosier Airport, ca. 1928-1930 (Source: Tretter)
Hoosier Airport, ca. 1928-1930 (Source: Tretter)

Below, Hoosier Airport location, ca. 2010. The view is again to the east, with Lafayette and Kessler shown in the same positions. The area of the Hoosier Airport is now developed with restaurants, auto and video establishments. Nothing remains of the old field.

Hoosier Airport, ca. 2010 (Source: Google Earth)
Hoosier Airport, ca. 1928-1930 (Source: Tretter)

Below, three views of Stout Field.

Stout Field, Indianapolis, IN, Ca. 1928-30 (Source: Tretter)
Stout Field, Indianapolis, IN, Ca. 1928-30 (Source: Tretter)

 

Stout Field, Indianapolis, IN, Ca. 1928-30 (Source: Tretter)
Stout Field, Indianapolis, IN, Ca. 1928-30 (Source: Tretter)

 

Stout Field, Indianapolis, IN, Ca. 1928-30 (Source: Tretter)
Stout Field, Indianapolis, IN, Ca. 1928-30 (Source: Tretter)

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The aerial photos of local Indianapolis airfields, Hoosier Field and Stout Field, come to us from site visitor J.W. Tretter. The photos are from her father's albums.

Seven flights recorded in the Register identified their Home Base as Indianapolis, IN.

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