JAMES P.T. LEE (1921 - 1987)
(CNAC 194? - 194?)

Co-Pilot P.T. Lee
(Photo Courtesy of Lynnette Lee)

From the Cannon Ball, August 1996
Lynette Lee is P.T.'s wife

March 9, 2005


I was looking at your web-site as my dad, Andrew Yew Weng Fong, was a CNAC First Officer during the later part of the war. Unfortunately his name was not on the list of pilots you have in the web-site, and neither are a few of his friends below. He stayed on with CNAC until the late forties and then went to Malaysia/Singapore to join Malayan Airways, which subsequently became Malaysian Airways, Malaysian Singapore Airlines, and finally Singapore Airlines (SIA). He flew the DC-3, Comet IV, B707 and B747 and was the Chief Pilot of the SIA B707 fleet. He passed away in April 2000.

Together with him at that time was CAPT Benny Fong, FO (Dr) Wen, FO P.T. Lee (deceased) and CAPT Min Sin Leong. CAPT Leong also went on to join Malayan Airways and continued to SIA with my dad. He is still alive in Singapore.

As for PT Lee, he did pass away some time back, I can't remember if it was 80's or 90's. His wife, Lynette Lee is still alive in the US, although I'm not sure if she still shuttles between Hong Kong and the US with her two children staying in the US. Dr. Wen may know more as they were close friends in HK before he moved to the US.

CAPT B. Fong went on to start up CATC (Central Air Transport Corporation) with several other war-time pilot friends. My mother was in that airline but lost contact after they moved to Malaysia/Singapore.

FO P.T. Lee became a successful businessman in Hong Kong.

Dr. Wen (Hsian Lai Wen) is a retired neurosurgeon is now at the following address:
4830 Osprey Drive So
Apt F105
St Petersburg, FL 33711

He's alive and well as of last year.

Hope this information helps.

Ken Fong
E-mail klfong@singnet.com.sg

NOTE: Ken - Your e-mail helped us find additional names that have been added to the CNAC site. Thanks - Tom Moore.

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