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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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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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Moon Chin’s first air raid, part I

What happened to some of the CNAC pilots during the dark days of August, 1937, when a colossal battle between Japan and China erupted in Shanghai. Continue reading

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CNAC and the Long March

it was surely no coincidence that eighty-six thousand soldiers of the Communist Red Army began crossing the Yadu River that day, taking the first steps of a year-long, 7,000-mile odyssey that Communist lore would remember as “The Long March.” Continue reading

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What was, at the time, the world’s most exciting undertaking – flying

The romance of those beautiful airplanes flying against the backdrop of 1930s China set a hook in my heart. Shirley’s stories and her father’s photos cracked open the world of expatriate China, and Shanghai, in the decade before Pearl Harbor. Continue reading

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