(CNAC 194? - 194?)
(Captain - ???)
From Gene Banning's list of 8/31/00:
"... flying rice drops in 1944."
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.
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
St Petersburg, FL 33711
He's alive and well as of last year.
Hope this information helps.
NOTE: Thanks to the above e-mail, additional names have been added to the CNAC site. Thanks Ken.
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