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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

According to a history fact sheet released by Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,

"D-M became a military base in 1925, but its origins can be traced to the earliest days of civil aviation. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh, fresh from his non-stop crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, flew his "Spirit of St. Louis" to Tucson to dedicate Davis-Monthan Field -- then the largest municipal airport in the United States. "

"The base was named in honor of Lieutenants Samuel H. Davis and Oscar Monthan, two Tucsonans and World War I era pilots who died in separate military aircraft accidents."

Contact:

D-M Directory Assistance
520-228-3900
http://www.dm.af.mil/

Source:  

"Factsheets : Davis-Monthan Air Force History." Davis-Monthan Air Force Base - Home. http://www.dm.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=4318 (accessed October 21, 2011).

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Last Update: 5-19-2014 12:36pm

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