BOOKS, MAGAZINES, VIDEOS AND MORE
The Aluminum Trail (1989) by Chick Marrs Quinn (1921 - 2004)
This book is dedicated to 1st Lt. Loyal Stuart Marrs, Jr., Chick's husband, who was killed February 27, 1945.
Amphibian: The Story of the Loening Amphibian by Grover Loening (1973)
AN AIRLINE AT WAR by Robert L. Willett (2008)
(subtitled) Pan Am's China National Aviation Corporation and Its Men
Contact Bob Willett (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like a signed copy.
An American Saga by Robert Daley (1980)
(subtitled) Juan Trippe and His Pan Am Empire
Beyond Lion Rock by Gavin Young (1988)
(subtitled) The Story of Cathay Pacific Airways
Bombs Over Burma by W.G. Burchett (1944)
(Several mentions are made of CNAC in Chapter 2.)
CHENNAULT by Martha Byrd (1987)
(subtitled) Giving Wings to the Tiger
China Diaries by Louis Stannard (2004)
(A novel about CNAC, PanAm and a love story.)
China Fights For The World by J. Gunnar Andersson (1939)
(There are several references to CNAC in Chapter IV.)
China Hankbook 1937-1943 Compiled by The Chinese Ministry of Information (1943)
(Contains many statistics about CNAC.)
China Pilot (1995) by Felix Smith
(Smith flew for CNAC)
(subtitled) Flying for Chiang and Chennault
The Chinese Air-Post 1920-1935 by Starr and Mills
History of Chinese Airpost, details on various 1st & special flights, cachets, postmarks, maps, chronological listing of flights, listing of town postmarks, showing Chinese characters & names in English, airmail stamps & details on the various airlines.
112 pages. Photocopy reprint. Scarce and long out of print.
US$25.00 plus $3.75 surface postage.
Payment by US$ check or PayPal.
12 Chemin des Tuilots
CH-1293 Bellevue (GE), Switzerland
Telephone & Fax +41 22 774 2472.
The Chosen Instrument (1982) by Marylin Bender and Selig Altschul (1912-1992)
(subtitled) Juan Trippe Pan Am The Rise and Fall of an American Entrepreneur
(back of book)
(inscription by Marylin Bender)
May 20, 2008
My parents wrote The Chosen Instrument and we have a few copies available for sale.
Please contact me if you would like a copy.
Days of the Ching Pao by Malcolm Rosholt (1978)
(Several references to CNAC.)
Destiny by Erik Shilling (1993)
(Shilling flew for CNAC)
(subtitled) A Flying Tiger's Rendezvous With Fate
The Dragon's Wings by William M. Leary, Jr (1976)
(subtitled) The China National Aviation Corporation and the Development of Commercial Aviation in China
Early Airmail Service Of China (1920-1941) by Chang Zengshu (1993)
Escape from Hell (2004), by Lewis Bishop and his daughter Shiela Bishop Irwin (2004).
The book is available from Shiela for $31.00, which includes shipping.
Send your request to:
105 Parkview Drive
Bloomington, IL 61701
If you ask, Shiela will be glad to sign you copy.
The Far Horizon The Life Story of Birger Johnsen by Henry Wysham Lanier (1933)
Johnsen was one of the first to fly for CNAC.
August 5, 2007
A new book, Fletcher Hanks by Paul Karasik
Click the following link for a picture of the book
There has been an unusual book published, by the name of “Fletcher Hanks”. It has no prose as it is a comic book about my father’s comics in the 1930s. He is considered the father of the weird and fantastic comic books. He preceded Superman and other imaginative cartoons.
Starting on page 107, it tells about my relationship with my father who injured me, while in a drunken state, when I was three that left me autistic. I was not accepted at school until I was nine. This is the first time the story of my miserable childhood has been told as it would have affected my career. I think my career is now over at 90 years so I agreed to tell it to Paul Karasik, the cartoonist and author. I thank him for dedicating the book to me.
The paperback sells for $19.95 or less at www.amazon.com
Fletcher Hanks, Jr. -- known to my aviation friends as “Christy”
Flight in the China Air Space 1910-1950 by Malcolm Rosholt
(Several references to CNAC in Malcom's book.)
Flying Tiger A Crew Chief's Story by Frank S. Losonsky & Terry M. Losonsky (1996) -- (Terry is Frank's son.)
(subtitled) The War Diary of a Flying Tiger American Volunteer Group Crew Chief with the 3rd Pursuit Squadron
(Frank was Senior Mechanic for CNAC)
Flying Tiger Joe's Adventure Story Cookbook by C. Joseph Rosbert (1985)
(Rosbert flew for CNAC)
Herman The German by Gerhard Neumann (1984)
(Neumann was a mechanic for CNAC)
Himalayan Rougue by Peter J. Goutiere (1994)
(subtitled) A Pilot's Odyssey
(Pete flew for CNAC)
I Escaped From Hong Kong by Jan Henrik Marsman (1942)
(In the first chapter, Mr. Marsman talks about CNAC's last flights out of Hong Kong in December 1941.)
I Flew For China by Royal Leonard (1943)
(Leonard flew for CNAC)
Journey Among Warriors by Eve Curie (1943)
(Ms Curie talks about flying on CNAC planes during her travels in China.)
KAI TAK A History of Aviation in Hong Kong by Peter Pigott (no publish date, but probably 1998 or 1999)
The Lady and the Tigers by Olga S. Greenlaw (1943)
(Greenlaw was the diarist for Chennault and the Flying Tigers (AVG))
(several references to CNAC; and Emil Scott, pages 106, 171-176, 197, 202 and 230)
(Re-issue done in 2002 by Dan Ford)
Mr. Alaska by Charles B. West (1985)
(West flew for CNAC)
(subtitled) The Chuck West Story 40 Years of Alaska Tourism 1945-1985
Old Songs In A New Cafe Collected Essays of Robert James Waller (1994)
(Waller's The Boy From The Burma Hump talks about several CNAC pilots, Kusak, Farrell, Al Mah, Mickelson, Scoff, Boyd, Hockswinder, Thorwaldson, Rosbert, Maupin, Sharp, Fox, Welch, Anglin, Schroeder, Privensal and Charville. But most of this story is about Charlie Uban.)
Pan Am: An Airline and its Aircraft by REG Davies (1987)
(There is a section on CNAC aircraft.)
Reflections of Chrystal by Chrystal Angle (1993, unpublished)
(Chris's husband, Bob, Flew for CNAC)
SAGA OF CNAC #53 by CNAC Captain Fletcher Hanks (2004)
Season of Storms by Robert L. Gandt (1982)
(subtitled) The Siege of Hongkong 1941
(Mr. Gandt is a retired pilot and mentions CNAC several times in this book.)
The Soong Sisters by Emily Hahn (1941)
From page 310, "It was April first, 1940, when the three sisters slipped out of Hongkong and flew up to Chugking in the famous "D.C.3," the China National Aviation Company's prize plane. The bustling scene at Kai Tak airport was viewed by very few people, and the machine was hastily loaded."
Who was the pilot and do any photos exist of this boarding and departure?
Top Side Ricksha by Harold M. Bixby (circa. 1938)
(About 20 privately published around 1938. Mrs. Bixby had about 60 copies republished around 1968 and this is one of them.)
Way of a Fighter by Claire Lee Chennault (1949)
(Although CNAC is not listed in the index, there are several references to CNAC in this book.)
We Flew Without Guns by J. Gen Genovese (1945)
(Genovese flew for CNAC)
(Reprint done in 2003)
Wings for an Embattled China by W. Langhorne Bond (2001), Edited by James E. Ellis
Wings Over Asia
A five volume, soft cover set.
(subtitled) A Brief History of China National Aviation Corporation
Vol. I (1971)
Vol. II (1972)
Vol. III (1975)
Vol. IV (1976)
Vol. V (1986)
Wings Over Wake by Dorothy Kaucher (1947)
(Several mentions of CNAC)
The Saga of CNAC #53 (1998)
Compiled, edited and produced by Fletcher Hanks.
Copies of this excellent documentary are still available. Give Fletcher a call!
P.O. Box 560
Oxford, Maryland 21654
Or send Fletcher an e-mail: email@example.com
or would like to be added to the CNAC e-mail distribution lits,
please let the CNAC Web Editor, Tom Moore, know.