Tag Archives: Shanghai history

Chinese Airports, then and now, on Business Insider

Here’s an interesting “then and now” story about Chinese airports by Alex Davies published this morning on Business Insider. I helped Alex locate the “then” photos that illustrate the story and connect him with the photos original owners. All the … Continue reading

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Fleeing Shanghai, August 1937: the final disintegration

Harold Bixby’s last ditch efforts to save the CNAC partnership, August 1937. His wranglings with CNAC’s Chinese leadership and with United States neutrality legislation. 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: 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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Fleeing Shanghai, August 16 & 17, 1937: Evacuating CNAC’s wives and children

Wives and children of CNAC’s American personnel flee the outbreak of the Battle of Shanghai, August 17, 1937. Continue reading

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The Douglas DC-3 in China, a photogallery

Photos of Douglas DC-3s, C-53s, and C-47s in China and flying the Hump during World War II 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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Shanghai Daily — Aviation legends in Shanghai

Here’s an article about Moon Chin, Pete Goutiere, and a group of CNAC Association members on their recent trip to China, published by ShanghaiDaily.com. Best of all is the wonderfully atmospheric one or two minute video that focuses on Moon … Continue reading

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The Loening Air Yacht, a photo gallery of the plane in China

A photo gallery of the Loening Air Yacht in China in the 1930s, where it served with the China National Aviation Corporation 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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