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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.


U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of Air Commerce. 1937. Descriptions of Airports and Landing Fields in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. 222 pp.


This link shows circa 1930s views of the airfield at Farmingdale, and hints at why Register pilot Richard Depew, affiliated with the Fairchild Aircraft Company, was based there. This site is worth browsing if you are interested in Grumman aircraft.



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Below, the Fairchild Aircraft manufacturing facility at Farmingdale. The company began business at Farmingdale in 1926. Image from Dade and Strnad., page 99. Please direct you browser to the link in the left sidebar for wider views of the airfield.

Fairchild Factory at Farmingdale, LI, NY, October 29, 1927
Fairchild Factory at Farmingdale, LI, NY, October 29, 1927

Below, from page 132 of the book cited in the left sidebar, is the entry for what was called American Airport at Farmingdale. The caution in the last sentence regards the Grumman military aircraft manufactured there beginning in the early 1930s.

1937 Airport Information
1937 Airport Information



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Two Register pilots explicitly identified Farmingdale as their Home Base. None identified it as their port of origin or Destination.
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