K.C. YUAN
(CNAC 19?? - 194?)

From Fletcher Hank's, "WHEN AND HOW THE CNAC CRASHES HAPPENED ON THE HUMP AND ITS ENVIRONS DURING WWII" (hand-dated 5/4/02)

Enos Kirkpatrick, 10/23/43, C-47 #61. No fatalities. D. Wu, copilot, K.C. Yuan, radio operator. While taking off from Kunming, just as Kirk passed the end of the runway, the left engine began to clank and vibrated violently but the plane did not have enough speed or altitude to feather propeller. Immediately the plane began to sink and lose speed. "Within 3 seconds we started hitting the trees and all lights on the ship went out. After a bruising, noisy ride, we came to rest in the swamp. Crew O.K. except for minor cuts and bruises. Plane repaired." Source: Kirkpatrick's log.

Unfortunately we have no more information on Radio Operator K.C. Yuan other than what you see on this page.
Can you help?


If you would like to share any information about K.C. Yuan, please let the CNAC Web Editor know.
Thanks!


Background music to this
page can be controlled here.
"Yin Nian Hao"
<bgsound src="yin_nian_hao_02.mp3" loop=infinite>

Back to CNAC Radio Operators
Back to CNAC Home Page