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China Pilot : Fighting for Chennault During the Cold War

By: Smith, Felix Chennault, Anna C.(Foreword by)

1560983981 / 9781560983989
Paperback / softback
United States
163 x 224 mm, 454 grams 336 pages, 16 b&w photographs
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A pilot for the China-based airline reputed to be the most shot at in the world, Felix Smith recounts in vivid detail his experiences ferrying troops and equipment for the Nationalists during China's civil war; providing medicine and supplies to war-torn regions; and flying under CIA contract during the French war in Indochina, the Korean War, America's secret war in Laos, and the Vietnam War.

China Pilot provides a rare view of the Cold War in Asia, documenting not only the hair-raising adventures of Civil Air Transport's pilots but also those of the men and women behind the scenes.


1FPC China, 3JJP c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period), HBG General & world history, HBJF Asian history, HBLW3 Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, JWG Air forces & warfare, JWL War & defence operations

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