A partnership between Lufthansa and the Nationalist Chinese government, Eurasia Airlines was CNAC’s great commercial rival through the 1930s and early ’40s.
An email correspondent just brought this superb photo to my attention. It shows one of Eurasia’s Ju-52s, and he asked if I thought it was taken at Chungking’s Sanhupa Airport, a cobblestone airport built on a Yangtze sandbar below the city.
I told him that I thought so, but then decided to see if I could figure it out for sure.
Comparing the hills in the background with this photo, which I know was taken at Sanhupa, I think it’s a definite confirmation.
The two hilltops immediately right of the pole in the picture above are an exact match to the two hilltops at the extreme right of the Ju-52 photo.