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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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Old photograph fever sweeps China

Apparently, the Communist party frowned on China’s history as “black time,” and its scourging of past associations caused most Chinese to purge their family photographs. Official historical archives were also destroyed, along with their photos. As a consequence, there are almost no photographs of China — in China — prior to 1970. Old photograph fever is currently sweeping China as people thirst to rediscover their history. Continue reading

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Another adventure in the Consolidated Commodore

None of his passengers got so much as a scratch, and CNAC’s sole surviving Loening Air Yacht retrieved them in relays to Hankow.
Recovering the stranded Commodore was a much larger problem… Continue reading

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The Last Consolidated Commodore

Building on the CNAC and the Consolidated Commodore post I made yesterday, a few weeks ago, Jerry Butsko, a volunteer archivist at the San Diego Air and Space Museum who’d read China’s Wings, called me and brought to my attention … Continue reading

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CNAC and the Consolidated Commodore

CNAC desperately needed airplanes in late 1937, and Bond tipped Colonel Lam to the existence of two Pan Am Commodores languishing in Manila. Beginning in early 1938, CNAC used the Commodores to good effect plying the Yangtze above Hankow. Continue reading

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The Consolidated Commodore

Photo of the Consolidated Commodore flying boat Continue reading

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