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CNAC’s two senior pilots, plus links to Moon Chin stories

The 2012 CNAC reunion is currently running strong. Last night was the annual party at Moon Chin’s house, which was wonderful, as always. Pete and Moon are both among China’s Wings main supporting characters, and I’m tremendously grateful to both … Continue reading

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China’s Wings music: a CNAC song written and performed by Bo Veaner

Breaking this week’s run of 1940s aviation porn, CNAC Association stalwart, Cannonball editor, and daughter of CNAC Hump pilot Bert Coulson, Eve Coulson brought a CNAC-inspired song to my attention yesterday. Here it is, written and performed by Bo Veaner, … Continue reading

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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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Foster McEdward and China’s Wings

Hump pilot and CNAC veteran Foster McEdward, who “thoroughly enjoyed” China’s Wings Continue reading

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Katharine Dunlop Bond… China’s Wings’ undersung heroine

Bond’s wife, Katharine Dunlop Bond, generally known as Kitisi, didn’t get near the quantity of column inches she deserves in China’s Wings, but I think it’s fair to say that her love was the glue that held William Langhorne Bond’s … Continue reading

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China’s Wings’ connection to Fedex…

Why, every time you send a package via Federal Express, you’re connecting to the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC), China’s Wings, and the Hump Airlilft… Continue reading

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Shanghai, August 1937: Ernie and Florence Allison at the outbreak of war

Shanghai, August, 1937: Allison grabbed his binoculars and dashed to the veranda to watch the dogfights. Florence begged him to come inside, but Allie couldn’t tear himself from the action. A tremendous explosion shook the building… 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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“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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