Tag Archives: veterans of CNAC

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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CNAC trip to Seattle — Museum of Flight and Historic Flight Foundation

Photos of my recent China’s Wings trip to Seattle’s Museum of Flight and Historic Flight Foundation. 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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2013 CNAC reunion party at Moon Chin’s house

Photos from the 2013 CNAC Association party at Moon Chin’s house Continue reading

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Photos of some of the airline’s Chinese personnel, late 1940s

Jason Chou, son of CNAC co-pilot Bing Zhou, passed along these photos. After completing college in Kunming, Bing Zhou joined the China National Aviation Corporation in 1944, and he flew more than 130 Hump trips before the war ended. He … 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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Flying the Hump

Pioneering the Hump airlift over the eastern spur of the Himalayas was the China National Aviation Corporation’s capstone accomplishment. Here are some photos and links related to flying the Hump. 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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Photos from the 2012 CNAC reunion

As I do every year, I had a marvelous time at the just completed CNAC reunion. (If you don’t know about CNAC, the legendary China National Aviation Corporation, here’s an explanation. It’s one of the best aviation stories of all … Continue reading

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