Tag Archives: Shanghai history

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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The DC-2 arrives in China, spring 1935

The DC-2 came to China in the spring of 1935, and it was one of the seminal moments in the development of Chinese aviation. Here are some superb photos of its arrival. Continue reading

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Old airplanes over the Shanghai Bund

7 excellent photos of a Douglas Dolphin and a DC-2 over the Shanghai Bund in the 1930s Continue reading

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More 1940s aviation photos: Chinese Civil War pics 5

Thanks again to Steve Michiels for this big batch of CNAC-related 1940s aviation photos. He has been one of China’s Wings biggest enthusiasts. (This is my first attempt at using WordPress’s photo gallery feature. I’m interested in feedback about whether … Continue reading

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China’s Wings: More color photos, late 1940s

Here’re more full-color, late 1940s aviation photos from Steve Michiels, son of CNAC pilot Joe Michiels. If you click on the photos, they enlarge well.

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Aviation photos: Chinese Civil War pics 3

Continuing this week’s run of CNAC-related photos from Steve Michiels, son of CNAC pilot Joe Michiels. The top photo enlarges beautifully.

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pictures of CNAC in the Chinese Civil War, #1

These photos come from Steve Michiels, son of CNAC pilot Joe Michiels. Steve has been tremendously supportive of China’s Wings, for which I’m very grateful. He recently mailed me a disk with about 20 high resolution photo scans, and I’ll … Continue reading

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Shanghai glamour in the Astor House

Glamor photos taken in Shanghai’s Astor House Hotel Continue reading

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Lisa See, Shanghai Girls, and China’s Wings

Reading Lisa See’s account of the bombs that fell between the Cathay and the Palace Hotels where Nanking Road meets the Bund in Shanghai Girls, I was certain she’d consulted the same sources that I did while writing China’s Wings, and sure enough… Continue reading

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Scenes from a Shanghai refugee camp, by Schiff, December 1937

1937 sketches of a Chinese refugee camp, the camp school, Chinese nurses in a hospital, and a Chinese woman working in support of the war effort, all drawn by Schiff, the renowned Shanghai cartoonist Continue reading

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