Category Archives: Moon Chin

303 years of CNAC flying glory!

303 years of China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) flying glory in this photo, which I took at the annual CNAC Association reunion this past weekend. That’s Moon Fun Chin (102), Jack Young (100), and Pete Goutiere (101)   Fun weekend … 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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100-year old pilot returns to Burma…

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

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Gorgeous retouch of an old Moon Chin photo

The classic 1941 Moon Chin photo, retouched by Jeff Schader. Isn’t it gorgeous? Continue reading

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2013 CNAC reunion party at Moon Chin’s house

Photos from the 2013 CNAC Association party at Moon Chin’s house Continue reading

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Fleeing Shanghai, August 1937: Moon Chin’s wife cheats death

Moon Chin’s wife cheats death escaping Shanghai clinging to the outside of a train in August, 1937… Just as she fell, an anonymous arm grabbed her arm and hauled her through the nearest window to safety. Continue reading

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Fleeing Shanghai, August 1937: one DC-2 gets wrecked & Moon Chin saves another

The China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) fleeing the outbreak of the Battle of Shanghai in August, 1937. This episode details the wreck of one of CNAC’s DC-2s–and how Moon Chin saved another. Continue reading

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GEO Magazine covers the Hump — CNAC, ATC, Moon Chin, Joe Rosbert, and No. 58’s crash

The June issue of GEO magazine has my article about the Hump Airlift on its cover — a great platform from which to stump for China’s Wings and laud the pioneering efforts of William Langhorne Bond and the China National Aviation Corporation. 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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The Douglas Dolphin – a photo gallery

Douglas only built 58 Dolphins. Two of them served in China with the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC). Here’s a photo gallery showing the CNAC’s Dolphins arriving in China and the first one making its maiden flight over the Shanghai Bund in October, 1934. Continue reading

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