Monthly Archives: August 2012

Enduring Patagonia: honored, haunted, humbled

An email dropped in from a climbing friend of mine this week that leaves me honored, haunted, and humbled. And stunned. The email tells the story of a friend of his in a tough spot, stricken with cancer that isn’t … Continue reading

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More 1940s aviation photos: Chinese Civil War pics 5

Thanks again to Steve Michiels for this big batch of CNAC-related 1940s aviation photos. He has been one of China’s Wings biggest enthusiasts. (This is my first attempt at using WordPress’s photo gallery feature. I’m interested in feedback about whether … Continue reading

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China’s Wings podcast on New Books Network

Last weekend, I was interviewed by Marshall Poe of New Books Network, a superb and exciting website devoted to discussing recently published books. He was an excellent interlocutor with a lifelong interest in the Flying Tigers, so predisposed to love … Continue reading

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China’s Wings music: a CNAC song written and performed by Bo Veaner

Breaking this week’s run of 1940s aviation porn, CNAC Association stalwart, Cannonball editor, and daughter of CNAC Hump pilot Bert Coulson, Eve Coulson brought a CNAC-inspired song to my attention yesterday. Here it is, written and performed by Bo Veaner, … Continue reading

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China’s Wings: More color photos, late 1940s

Here’re more full-color, late 1940s aviation photos from Steve Michiels, son of CNAC pilot Joe Michiels. If you click on the photos, they enlarge well.

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China’s Wings reviewed in the Maui News

China’s Wings just got an excellent and thoughtful review from Harry Eagar in the Maui News.

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Aviation photos: Chinese Civil War pics 3

Continuing this week’s run of CNAC-related photos from Steve Michiels, son of CNAC pilot Joe Michiels. The top photo enlarges beautifully.

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1940s Aviation pictures, in color! Chinese civil war pics 2

Here’re some full color aviation pictures to start the week, again courtesy of Steve Michiels. All were taken by his father, most in 1947.

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pictures of CNAC in the Chinese Civil War, #1

These photos come from Steve Michiels, son of CNAC pilot Joe Michiels. Steve has been tremendously supportive of China’s Wings, for which I’m very grateful. He recently mailed me a disk with about 20 high resolution photo scans, and I’ll … Continue reading

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Curiosity Killed the Cat — by Ryan Crouch

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