Tag Archives: Hong Kong

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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Another gallery of DC-2 pictures

Building on my previous post about the DC-2 arriving in China in May, 1935, here are a few more photos of my favorite airplane in China’s Wings:

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“Goddamn it, I promised the wife I wouldn’t do this any more.”

it was a chicken or the egg conundrum as to who had arrived first, the pilots or the prostitutes… Continue reading

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“All right… but Mickey, why a limey?”

Her and Charles Boxer hadn’t made any announcement, but the the whole world must have noticed, because in the summer of 1941, Mickey’s condition was obvious. However, nobody had the gumption to mention the situation to her face. Continue reading

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Emily Hahn, Martha Gellhorn, Ernest Hemingway, China’s Wings, and The Boxer Uprising

Another hilarious Emily “Mikey” Hahn flavored outtake from the China’s Wings rough draft featuring Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, and some of the CNAC piilots in Hong Kong, 1941 Continue reading

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Emily Hahn and CNAC, aka The Hardest Cut, Part III

This is the third part of this story, and they ought to be read in order. Here’s Part I and Part II. The putrid ape smell didn’t fade from the apartment for weeks. Long before that happened, Woody learned Mickey … Continue reading

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Emily Hahn and CNAC, aka The Hardest Cut, Part II

(Continued from yesterday…) On the ground, Mickey Hahn crossed the harbor and took a room at the Gloucester Hotel on Peddar Street in Central Hong Kong, bought two new dresses, and reveled in the abundant hot water steaming in her … Continue reading

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Emily Hahn and CNAC, aka The Hardest Cut, Part I

My favorite outtake from the China’s Wings manuscript Continue reading

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