As pilot of China National Aviation Corporation's (CNAC's) last DC-2, #31, he is killed shortly after take-off from Kunming, China, March 14, 1942. Cable to Emil's father-in-law, George Steele. Emil was survived by his wife, Georgi Scott, who now lives in San Francisco, California, his daughter Gay Moana and ten brothers and sisters; Val Scott, Lois Rutherford, Carlos Scott, Nada Moore, Oleta Marshall, Ruby Andrews, Marguerite Meadows, Homer Scott, Lawrence Scott and Robert Scott.
Georgi Scott seeks the help of good friend Claire Chennault to make her Scotty's final resting place in The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), overlooking Honolulu.
Emil Silvan Scott was born 2 April 1911 in Chillicothe, Hardman County,
Texas, to Lewis Lorenzo Scott and Frankie Frazier Scott. Emil graduated
from Jourdanton High School, Texas in 1929. He went on to graduate from
Southwest Texas Teachers College with a BA, August 23, 1933. On June 22,
1935, Emil graduates from the Air Corps Advanced Flying School at Kelly
Field. On June 1, 1936, Emil and good friend Frank Higgs sailed from New York through the Panama Canal to San Francisco
and then to Honolulu. Christmas dinner, 1936, finds 2nd Lt Scott assigned
to the 19th Pursuit Squadron at Wheeler Field, Territory of Hawaii.
After being recruited by Claire Chennault late in 1937, Emil resigns his commission
to become a flight instructor for the Chinese Air Force. This was a clandestine
effort for the Chinese Air Force. Emil and his good flying buddy
Roger Reynolds (on the left),
sail for China on the S.S. Coolidge to become Flight Instructors for the Chinese
Air Force. In 1940-1941, Emil worked for Andres Soriano during the
embryonic stages of Philippine Air Lines. During their time in Manila, Scotty
and Georgi spend many happy hours at the Army-Navy Club. From 1938 to 1942 letters
come from many places - Hong Kong, Lui Chow, Canton and Hanoi, but mostly Mentsze
and Kunming. Emil's last job was with the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC),
from August 6, 1941 until his death, March 14, 1942.
Some of Emil's friends are Clarence L. Schmid, Lee Cherymisin, Jimmy Bledsoe, Skip Adair (Emil to his right) and his wife Jeanette - better known as "Steve" (Chennault, Steve Adiar, Georgi Scott and Pearl Heston), Boatner Carney, Billy McDonald, Willie Pannis, Claire Chennault, Harry and Kasy Sutter, Willie and Pearl Heston, Frank Higgs, Rosie Mok, Bob and Chris Angle, John Williams, Foxy Kent, Royal Leonard (click here for more about John Williams), Chuck Sharp in center (in front of his CNAC DC-2), Bob Angle in shorts at left, Lee Cherymisin in center with shorts on and Emil in pith helmet, Hal Sweet, Harvey and Olga Greenlaw and Sebie Biggs Smith (my friend, too) of Montgomery, Alabama. One of Emil's flying students in China was Frederick Liu, currently of Woodland Hills, California. One of Emil's co-flight instructors is E.W. Chen (Chen En Wei) of Madison Heights, Michigan. Major General Fred Wu-O Chiao, CAF (Ret.) was also a good friend. Both of these men have been very instrumental in identifying the people, dates and places in the photos of Emil and Georgi Scott.
THE EARLY YEARS
LEARNING TO FLY WITH THE U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS
ROMANCE IN HAWAII
CHINA AND THE PHILIPPINES
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CHINA
SCOTTY FLEW THESE TYPES OF AIRCRAFTS
CAN YOU IDENTIFY ANY OF THESE PEOPLE?
GEORGI SCOTT'S CHRONOLOGY
MOANA SCOTT'S CHRONOLOGY
AMBER DAWSON'S CHRONOLOGY
BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS!!!!
Hey, check it out. I got my own CNAC DC2.
As Emil might end one of his letters -
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