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Ernie Allison and O.C. Wilke

William Bond didn’t have any airline experience AT ALL when he arrived in China in 1931. None. Up to that point, he’d been a construction foreman. As such, he was very dependent on the professional aviators already engaged by the … Continue reading

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Bond’s background

William Bond’s backstory Continue reading

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A Major Mistake

I decided tried to tell William Bond’s and Moon Chin’s stories together, imagining a parallel biography with Bond’s point of view carrying the larger “strategic” story of the airline and Moon’s painting a picture of what it was like to fly in China in the 1930s and 40s. It proved a major mistake. Continue reading

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William Langhorne Bond

Introducing William Langhorne Bond, main character in China’s Wings. Continue reading

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