CNAC Links to Museums and Books

The China Civil AviationMuseum photo Museum









China’s Wings Gregory Crouch
Himalayan Rogue
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Peter Goutiere, Capt. CNAC
China Pilot Flying for Chiang\Chennault Felix Smith, Capt. CNAC
Yankee on the Yangtze Nancy Allison Wright
The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald, Wingman to Chennault William C. McDonald III & Barbara L. Evenson
Destiny Erik Shilling, AVG & Capt. CNAC  
Saga of CNAC #53 Fletcher Hanks, Capt. CNAC  
An Airline at War: Pan Am’s China National Corp and Its Men Robert L. Willett
China Diaries: A novel Louis Stannard



  • Yankee on the Yangtze, Nancy Allison Wright. Daughter of CNAC Capt. Ernie Allison. Beautiful photos of China in 30’s and 40’s. $25 including shipping.
  • Himalayan Rogue, CNAC Capt. Pete Goutiere. True story of growing up in India and living a life of great adventure. Includes some hair-raising stories of flying over the Hump. $25.
  • The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald, Wingman to Chennault, William C. McDonald III and Barbara L. Evenson. Over 500 photos, illustrations and maps tell the story of CNAC Chief Pilot Billy “Mac” McDonald’s life in flight, and CNAC’s war. $25 softcover b/w; $40 hardcover color.
  • Wings Over Asia: A Brief History of the China National Aviation Corporation (Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)). Stories by CNAC pilots and friends, collected into volumes in the 70’s and 80’s. Order: Available at 2017 reunion and on Amazon.
  • China’s Wings: War, Intrigue, Romance, and Adventure in the Middle Kingdom During the Golden Age of Flight, Gregory Crouch. 2012. The incredible real-life saga of CNAC and its people, who opened the skies over China in the years leading up to World War II—and boldly safeguarded them during that conflict. Order: Amazon, hardcover and Kindle.
  • An Airline at War: The Story of China National Aviation Corporation and its Men, Robert L. Willett. 2008. Will deepen anyone’s appreciation for the sacrifice, courage, and bold adventurism of the extraordinary men and women of an airline at war. Order: Amazon.
  • Books by CNAC Captains available on Amazon
    Mr. Alaska: The Chuck West Story, Charles B. West
    Saga of Flight #53, Fletcher Hanks
    Destiny: A Flying Tiger’s Rendezvous With Fate, Erik Shilling
    Flying Tiger Joe’s Adventure Story Cookbook, C. Joseph Rosbert
    China Pilot: Flying for Chiang and Chennault, Felix Smith

Peggy Maher, CNAC Pres.  ::  P.O. Box 294449  ::  Kerrville, TX 78029  ::  830-896-5030  ::  or cell  830-370-4633  ::  Email