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Your copy of the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register (available in paperback) with all the pilots' signatures and helpful cross-references to pilots and their aircraft is available at the link. 375 pages with black & white photographs and extensive tables

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The Congress of Ghosts (available as Kindle Edition eBook) 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 the 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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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.

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Military Aircraft of the Davis Monthan Register, 1925-1936 (available in paperback) at the link. This book describes and illustrates with black & white photographs the majority of military aircraft that landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield between 1925 and 1936. The book includes biographies of some of the pilots who flew the aircraft to Tucson as well as extensive listings of all the pilots and airplanes. Use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author, while supplies last.

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Art Goebel's Own Story (available as free PDF download) by Art Goebel (edited by G.W. Hyatt) is written in language that expands for us his life as a Golden Age aviation entrepreneur, who used his aviation exploits to build a business around his passion.  Available as a free download at the link.

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Winners' Viewpoints: The Great 1927 Trans-Pacific Dole Race (available as Kindle Edition eBook) is available at the link. This book describes and illustrates with black & white photographs the majority of military aircraft that landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield between 1925 and 1936. The book includes biographies of some of the pilots who flew the aircraft to Tucson as well as extensive listings of all the pilots and airplanes. Use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author, while supplies last.

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Clover Field: The first Century of Aviation in the Golden State (available in paperback & Kindle Edition) With the 100th anniversary in 2017 of the use of Clover Field as a place to land aircraft in Santa Monica, this book celebrates that use by exploring some of the people and aircraft that made the airport great. 281 pages, black & white photographs.

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EDWARD A. "EDDIE" BELLANDE

 

Edward A. "Eddie" Bellande (Source: Bellande Family)
Edward A. "Eddie" Bellande (Source: Bellande Family)

 

Eddie Bellande landed at least five times at the Grand Central Air Terminal. Each time he flew the large transport aircraft of his employer, TWA, for whom he flew from 1927 to 1942.

Significantly, two of his visits were with the Fokker F-32 aircraft identified as NC333N and NC334N. His first landing at Glendale on December 23, 1930 was in NC333N; his last landing on May 7, 1931 was with NC334N. These two aircraft were the transport giants of their day, and were the first ones purchased for TWA's west coast routes. His three other landings were in Fords, NC8413, NC9644 and NC9651. All his flights departed for San Francisco.

Eddie Bellande was born in Mississippi on December 19, 1897. He died in Los Angeles on November 16, 1976. His career in aviation spanned nearly 60 years. His activities on behalf of aviation during those 60 years included test pilot, transport pilot and aviation entrepreneur.

Bellande was married March 30, 1927 to actress Molly Lamont. Their wedding was celebrated in the T.W.A. internal magazine, Skyliner, in 1937, below.

Eddie Bellande Marriage T.W.A. Skyliner, 1937 (Source Woodling)
Eddie Bellande Marriage T.W.A. Skyliner, 1937 (Source Woodling)

 

Besides his landings at Glendale, Bellande landed once at the Davis-Monthan Airfield and signed the Register there on Tuesday, November 6, 1928. He flew a Ford NC1102. Eddie Bellande's biography with additional information and photographs is online at the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register Web site at the link.

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