CEDRIC MAH (1923 - 2011)

(CNAC May 1944 - May 1946)
(Captain - February 1945)
(Hump Flights - 337)

Captain Ced Mah
(Courtesy of Judy Maxwell)

In the 1943-45 log book of Don McBride, Ced listed his home address as:

Ced Mah
608 Fulton St
P.O. Box 133
Prince Rupert, B.C.

From Gene Banning's list of 8/31/00:
"Ced is the younger brother of Al Mah. Ced jettisoned full load Chinese currency over the Hump when engine failed, managed to land OK in Kunming; returned to Canada bush flying after leaving CNAC."

James Leong, Ced Mah's nephew, has built Ced his own web site. Please check out Ced's site by clicking HERE.

Capt. Ced Mah - 1945
Courtesy of Ced Mah

This history of the Mah Family was written by Ced's great-niece,
Anne Ying Der.

Pete Billon provided the following photo of Capt Richard Green and Capt Ced Mah on the road to Sikiang, NW of Kunming in Lolo country. The bearded gentlemen are French Missionaries.

(Photo Courtesy of Pete Billon)


That picture was taken on the road to Sikiang, same trip as with R. Green and the French Monks. Those guys are Lo-Lo's and the guns are home made. My recollection was that the barrels were wraped with wire. They were interested in our guns, and looked them over carefully. They were very friendly, and seemed to enjoy our roadside visit. These are mountain people, and many had large goiters on their necks due to lack of Iodine salt. We used sign language I recall. It worked.

Pete (Billon)

Ced Mah & Chuck Uban at Dinjan - 194?
(Photo Courtesy of Jim Dalby)

(The following photos courtesy of Ced Mah)

Ced Mah - C-46 - 1945

Ced Mah - C-46 - Nanjing

Next seven pictures were taken February 1945

Ced Mah - December 1945
In Hami (Khamil) on the silk road.
Marco Polo was here in 1274 enroute to Khanbaligh (Beijing) China.

Ying Guan La
Tibetan Chieftain - So Long Busong

left and right 2 guards
Center left to right
Col. Wang, Col Malan and So Long Busong

Col Wang's sister-in-law with his son
Ichong (Sichang) China

Col Wang and Tibetan Guards

Tibetan Horseman

So Long Susong and Ced Mah Ying Guan La - 12,000 ft. altitude

Ced Mah - Bush Pilot - 1952
Kitimat - B.C. Canada
DeHavilland Beaverd Floatplane

Cedric Mah

In the early hours of April 29, 2011 Cedric Mah passed away at the age of 88 years, at the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre. He will be greatly missed by his children, Cheryll Watson and Jonathon Mah; his best friend, Paul Tymchuk; by his nieces Heather, Hilary, Alicia and nephew Arran Mah, of brother Albert, Jeannie Young and all of the friends he had at the Alberta Aviation Museum and around the world. Cedric Mah was a decorated World War II pilot and one of the few remaining members of the China National Aviation Corporation. In 1997 Cedric was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the highest American air award. Together with brother Captain Albert Mah, they broke the record number of hours flying dangerous routes over the Himalayas during the WWII. After the war, Cedric continued to pursue his passion for flight as a bush pilot, flying both in the Arctic and on the coast of British Columbia. After retiring, Cedric settled in Edmonton and for the past decade has been a committed volunteer at the Aviation Museum entertaining the many visitors with his animated story telling. A memorial will be held at the Alberta Aviation Museum at 11410 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton on Friday, May 6th at 3:00 pm. At the memorial, friends will be given the opportunity to share stories and their memories of Cedric. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Alberta Aviation Museum. Thanks to the staff at the Edmonton General for their wonderful care and treatment.

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At Ced's request, here's
"Stranger In Paradise"
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