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ROSCOE TURNER

Roscoe Turner landed once and signed the Register at Pitcairn Field on January 15, 1928. Based at his home in Sandston, VA he was flying the big Sikorsky S-29, NC2756.

Roscoe Turner, 1935 (Source: NASM)
Roscoe Turner, 1935 (Source: NASM)

 

Turner also landed a few times at the Davis-Monthan Airfield in Tucson in different aircraft, including NC2756. Given the dates of his landings at Willow Grove and at Tucson (Thursday, February 23, 1928) we might assume that his visit at Pitcairn Field was early in his cross-continent journey that brought him through Tucson. Likewise, if you direct your browser to the link for the airplane above, you'll discover that Turner sold the airplane on April 3,1928 to the Caddo Company, Inc., Hollywood, CA, Howard Hughes, President.

Roscoe Turner was a premier air racer of th Golden Age. Photograph, left, captures his win of the 1935 Bendix Trophy. Please direct your browser to his biography link, below, to learn more about his race successes.

Turner flew far and wide, and we find his signatures in five of our Airfield Registers. He signed the Pitcairn Register once, he signed the Clover Field Register once, Peterson Field Register three times, Grand Central Air Terminal Register once and the Davis-Monthan Register four times. Turner's biography is online at the Davis-Monthan Register Web site at the link. Please direct your browser to his biography for additional photos, including U.S. Postage cachets with his signature, and links to the airplanes he flew.

Roscoe Turner was born September 29, 1895, eight years before the first airplane flew. He died June 23, 1970 just before his 75th birthday, and just about a year after humans first walked on the moon. He carried Transport pilot certificate T388.

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