Category Archives: China’s Wings

Posts related to my book, China’s Wings.

Wartime spy finally accepts she is a French Heroine

A close family friend – her godmother’s father – had been shot by the Germans and her godmother had committed suicide after being taken prisoner by the Nazis. “I did it for revenge,” said Mrs. Doyle. Continue reading

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Adorable cat with dubious literary taste

Adorable photo of Ginger the Cat, courtesy of June Creson. June recently retired from Boeing, where, as the person who coordinated the string of Ed Wells Book Club events I’ve been doing, she was probably responsible for creating more China’s … Continue reading

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“The Legend of CNAC” exhibit at the SFO Museum

“The Legend of CNAC: the China National Aviation Corporation” exhibit opened at the SFO Museum this past weekend–in conjunction with the 2014 CNAC reunion. It’s a fabulous tribute, well worth a visit. Continue reading

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Robert Lucas Crouch, an obituary

An obituary of Robert Lucas Crouch, April 5, 1935 to June 11, 2014 Continue reading

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Memorial Day presentation aboard the U.S.S. Hornet

I’m deeply honored to have been chosen to make a China’s Wings presentation aboard the U.S.S. Hornet for Memorial Day. Monday, May 26, 2014, celebrations start at 1:00 p.m. Continue reading

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Make ‘em like they used to? They don’t even draw ‘em like they used to.

Gorgeous commemorative card added to the collection of the San Francisco Aviation Museum & Library. Continue reading

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Podcast of my interview with Nik Hawks

The podcast of my interview with Nik Hawks of Paleo Treats. Continue reading

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100-year old pilot returns to Burma…

…And of course it’s Moon Chin. Continue reading

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A century of air travel and a gorgeous wind map

Links to two gorgeous websites: one that documents a century of air travel and the other that graphically illustrates current wind conditions in the United States. Continue reading

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“Into Action” is FREE this weekend

FREE this weekend: A stark military tragedy that hinges on a young soldier’s struggle to remain loyal to his distant girlfriend in a morally trying, sexually charged situation, “Into Action” spotlights the complicated emotional choices shouldered by young men at war. Continue reading

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