Moon Chin, the most amazing World War II pilot you’ve never heard about


The crew of CNAC’s first DC-2: Hewitt Mitchell and Moon Chin (in dark uniforms) flanked by three airline porters (Edward P. Howard collection)

I’ve been meaning to write a blog post about Moon Chin for several weeks, but I’m so embroiled in revising the China’s Wings manuscript that I’ve neglected the task. In the meantime, here’s a teaser photo of Moon taken at Lunghwa Airport in the spring of 1935, at the party the airline threw to celebrate the maiden flight of their first DC-2.

There’s an amazing story about discovering this photo, it being an astonishing coincidence that still boggles my mind… but telling that will have to wait, too.

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