JACK O'BRIEN
(Pilot)
(CNAC 194? - 194?)
(Captain - ???)


Shots are mostly made on the CALTEX boat in Shanghai. Caltex was an oil and galoline purveyor.
Upper right is Bob Love, ex-Army, who flew with CATC. Lower left is Jack O'Brien, also ex-Army, who flew c47's with CNAC. Jack came home from Hong Kong and flew with Ozark in st. Louis. He was killed flying with the Air Guard there. Lower right is a picture of Shanghai made from the hotel Cathay Mansions.
(Photos and captions Courtesy of Wally Hash)

Here's a blow-up of the above picture of Jack.


November 4, 2004

Fred (Heckman) was also from the Air Corps in Shanghai when we all went to Hong Kong (1947). I lived in a house with him and Jack O'Brien (CNAC Pilot) right next door to General Chennault. When Fred came back to the States he went back into the Air Force and married an Air Force nurse.

Al Turney


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