Gigantic China’s Wings photo gallery

China's WingsA consolidated gallery of photographs pertaining to the life and times of the China National Aviation Corporation, a Chinese-American civil aviation partnership that flew and fought in China during the 1930s and 1940s–and the subject of my book, China’s Wings: War, Intrigue, Romance and Adventure in the Middle Kingdom During the Golden Age of Flight (Bantam, 2012).

Click on one of the pics and scroll through… they’re fabulous.

My China’s Wings & CNAC related posts are archived in my China’s Wings category. The page “Good points of entry to the China’s Wings category” provides a fine starting point.



  1. Thank you Greg! And thank all who have contributed pictures from their private collections! Because of your efforts my sister and I have a wonderful record to remember our grandfather. Thanks for all the efforts.

    Langhorne Carter Bond and Prescott McCook Gunther
    grandson and granddaughter to William Langhorne Bond

    1. Dear Langhorne! So delighted to hear that you enjoy the CNAC-related stuff on my website and China’s Wings. Grandaddy had a fascinating life, and I’m glad I got a chance to write about him. ;-)

  2. I think I recognized a couple of water color renderings by Schiff. My mother and I were born in Shanghai. She and my father, born in London, were regulars at the Maski, a popular nightclub in the thirties. They met and became friends with Schiff at that nightclub. To the best of my recollection, Maski is sort of slang for ‘never mind’ in Shanghai dialect. They lived in an apartment in the Broadway Mansions on the Bund.

    1. Shanghai was an amazing place, Susan. Its municipal history was one of my favorite China’s Wings discoveries. Thanks for reaching out! GC

    1. Happy New Year to you, Sam… I was just looking at Scouting pictures, circa 1980. Happy New Year to you, too. Cheers, GC

  3. Thank You Greg. Once again you are keeping those guys and times alive in our heart and minds. Pulling this collection of pictures together for all to see and share yet another example of why we are forever appreciative and grateful for your wonderful book, significant ongoing efforts, and valued friendship. Great sharing of some great pictures.
    –Steve & Patty Michiels and The Michiels Family

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