ERIKSEN EMERSON SHILLING (1916-2002)
(CNAC 1942 - 1948)
(Captain - March 1943)
(Hump Flights - 700)
Jules Watson, Erik Shilling and Terry
(Actually we believe that "Terry ???" is Sam E. Terry)
(Photo Courtesy of Lad Moore, Jr.)
CNAC pilot Eric Shilling (on the left) along with his American co-pilot and
Chinese radio operator are photographed with their Douglas C-53 transport at Kunming.
(Photo courtesy of The Sino-American Aviation Heritage Foundation)
(HELP! Do you know the co-pilot, radio operator or the year???
In the 1943-45 log book of Don McBride, James listed his job as "MECH" and his address as:
Eric Shilling AVG
301 Anacostia Rd. S.E.
For a brief time Erik was married to Kitty Shilling, who also worked for CNAC.
December 26, 2004
Just a couple of notes about Erik Schilling. I believe he was a regular visitor to the EAA Chapter One flying at Flabob Airport, California, near Riverside, and I am certain that he was involved in Project Tomahawk, a restoration effort to bring a P-40 Tomahawk wreck (minimum percentage of parts) from the Hawaiian Islands to Torrance, California, and restore the aircraft to flying condition. Unknown what happend to the project. The wreck had been in the Pearl harbor area and escaped damage during the attack on December 7, 1941. The aircraft later crashed on a training mission in Hawaii.
BRDB!!! (= Best Regards DA BEAR!!!)
aka M. Daniels
Silver State News Service
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