Tag Archives: DC-2

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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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: 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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Fleeing Shanghai, August 1937: Tensions in the partnership threaten to tear the airline apart

Fleeing the Battle of Shanghai, August 1937: the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) was in bad shape–tensions in the Sino-American partnership threaten to tear the company apart. 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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What it took to keep ’em flying

The massively complex logistics required to keep an airline flying. Even in 1943. Continue reading

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Credit to the CNAC mechanics & maintenance team

Tribute to the twenty years of miracles worked by the mechanics and maintenance experts of the China National Aviation Corporation. Continue reading

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