Category Archives: Aviation photos

Gigantic China’s Wings photo gallery

Classic aviation photos of flying in China in the 1930s and 1940s pertaining to the China National Aviation Corporation, a Chinese-American civil aviation partnership that flew and fought in China 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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Pearl Harbor Day in Hong Kong: “Those planes are Japanese!”

Pearl Harbor Day in Hong Kong–which, on the other side of the International Date Line, was December 8, 1941. Description of the Japanese attack on the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) at Kai Tak Airport. Continue reading

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DC-2 & DC-3 flying in formation

Great photo! The DC-2 is the last airworthy DC-2 in the world, and the recently-restored DC-3, wearing Pan Am colors, is an airplane that once flew for the China National Aviation Corporation–as CNAC No. 100. Continue reading

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Fleeing Shanghai, August 1937: what happened to Donald Wong after he was hit by “friendly” machineguns

Continuation of the stories of the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) fleeing Shanghai at the outbreak of the Battle of Shanghai, August 1937. This one recounts Donald Wong’s experiences after he was shot up by “firiendly” anti-aircraft fire in Nanking. Continue reading

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The Douglas DC-3 in China, a photogallery

Photos of Douglas DC-3s, C-53s, and C-47s in China and flying the Hump during World War II Continue reading

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Eurasia Ju-52 at Chungking’s Sanhupa Airport

Superb photo that shows one of Eurasia’s Ju-52s. The man who brought it to my attention asked if I thought it was taken at Chungking’s Sanhupa Airport, a cobblestone airport built on a Yangtze sandbar below the city. Comparing the hills in the background of this photo with one I know was taken at Sanhupa, I think it’s a definite confirmation. What do you think? Continue reading

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The DC 2 1/2

Photo of the DC-2 1/2, one of the best stories in China’s Wings. Continue reading

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DC-2 Photo Gallery

a gallery of photos honoring the Douglas DC-2 in China, where it served with the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) from 1935-1942. Continue reading

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Photos of some of the airline’s Chinese personnel, late 1940s

Jason Chou, son of CNAC co-pilot Bing Zhou, passed along these photos. After completing college in Kunming, Bing Zhou joined the China National Aviation Corporation in 1944, and he flew more than 130 Hump trips before the war ended. He … Continue reading

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