Monthly Archives: August 2011

Page proofs are in!

Page proofs just arrived from New York. It’s a book at last, and I’m thrilled with work done by Bantam’s design team. Here’s a picture of the title page:

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Hand fueling a DC-2

To get us back on the aviation track, here’s a fine pic of a CNAC ground crew hand fueling a DC-2 in the late-1930s. Probably at Chengtu.

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More on those “paper son” crib sheets

This came in from Donald Chan last night as we delve further into the content of those crib sheets: Greg, I talked to my dad, and have discovered that I wasn’t exactly correct about those crib sheets. All of the … Continue reading

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The power of the crowd

I posted the link to yesterday’s post on my facebook page, along with a question asking if anybody could help us read the “crib sheets” from Donald Chan’s grandfather, and within  24 hours an answer came back from Rebecca Lem’s … Continue reading

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Crib sheets for a “paper son”

Continuing on with Donald Chan’s grandfather’s documents I posted yesterday, Donald also sent up these handwritten papers which he thinks are crib sheets for a “paper son” — information to help a paper son pass INS interrogation and gain approval … Continue reading

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Alien tax receipts and other sundry documentation…

The series of posts I made about Moon Chin and his immigration to the United States this past February inspired a side discussion between me and Donald Chan, one of my high school classmates. (For those of you who missed … Continue reading

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Bill Maher goes to Hogy Taw

It is with great sadness that I report that longtime CNAC Association president Bill Maher has gone to the reunion of CNAC pilots at Hogy Taw, high in the Himalayan Mountains… He is not expected to return. Continue reading

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