YOUNG G. WONG (1921-1975)
(CNAC 194? - 194?)
(Captain - September 28, 1945)
(Hump Flights - XXX)
From a 1965 CNAC Association list, Young Wongs gives his address as:
2506 E. Commerce St.
San Antonio, Texas
John Kenehan's list shows Young being checked out 9/28/1945.
June 29, 2000. From Bob Sherwood
"I do not remember Tommie Wong. I remember Tommy Wing and Young Wong. The latter lived in San Antonio. When I was there five years ago I talked with another Chinese who had known him and said he was dead. Hay, some of us are getting old!-----Bob"
and this message, too
"I just knew them as "Wing and Wong". They both came from the US, Wong from San Antonio. CNAC and the AVG had a re-union in Taipai in 1964 which my wife and daughter attended. Wong wrote me that it "was his dearest wish" to attend but he could not afford it. Wong's first name was "Young". Wong objected to a Chinese customs inspector going thru his bag in Kunming; pulled a knife on the inspector and spent one or two nights in a Chinese jail. He got badly bitten by insects, objected to the "slop" they fed him; and when he got out kept referring to the God damned Chinese. He got out by tossing a note to a Chinese kid to notify CNAC where he was. ---Bob"
July 13, 2011
I just got a very surprised and happy message from Young Wong's daughter, Anita Wong. Below is Anita's first contribution. A photo of her mother and father.
Alta Marie better known as "Jinx" and Young Wong
late 1944 or early 1945
would like to be added to the CNAC e-mail distribution list
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