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Ju 52/3m aircraft of Eurasia airline, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, at rest in China, 1935-1941

Caption   Ju 52/3m aircraft of Eurasia airline, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, at rest in China, 1935-1941 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Library of Congress
Identification Code   LC-USW33-018545-ZC
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 9 Sep 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
20 Nov 2010 01:26:34 PM

Deutsche Lufthansa and the Chinese Government
formed Eurasia Aviation Corporation in
February 1930. Eurasia ordered nine Ju 52s
The aircraft were operated by German flight
and ground crews.

Eurasia flew to Hong Kong, Nanking, Shanghai
and others areas within China. With flights to Hanoi in French Indochina.
When Germany, Italy and Japan signed the
Tripartite Pact in September of 1940, this
resulted in the Chinese Government ordering
Eurasia to stop operations. However, the
airline operated on behalh of the Chinese
Government only, until 1941, and the Germans
were forced to leave China.

The aircraft were taken over by the Chinese
Air Force many of the Ju 52s were destroyed
by Japanese bombing raids.
2. Anonymous says:
30 Jul 2011 06:36:18 AM

Do you know what happened to Junkers Ju 52 3m D-ABAN???It was owned by the Chinese govt
rgrds
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
21 Feb 2015 06:45:56 PM

IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE:

File photo shows Eurasia Junkers Ju-52 (XT-AGE)aircraft was former (D-AMIP) Fritz Erb that flew for Lufthansa. (XT-AGE) was later destroyed a victim of a Japanese attack on Hong Kong on 8 Dec 1941. The Ju-52 was able to carry (17) passengers
to distant and obscure places in China during the 1930s through 1941. Eurasia also operated the Junkers F-13 and W-33 single-engine aircraft that carried (6) passengers.

E-TICKET TO ADVENTURE:

Location Cobblestone airport built on the Yangtze
River Sandbar located below the city. It was for its day, really primitive by todays standards.
Did you know that during Eurasia operations, the airline flew 52,000 passengers, carried 2,000 tons of cargo over a 5,000 mile route.

WING IT:

Dangers flying in China primitive landing strips
no repair shops, or other facilities, limited navigation aids. Engine failure or other mechanical problems, could strand pilots and passengers for days or weeks before help arrived with spare parts. The weather was always changing aircraft didn't fly at night.


FATE IS THE HUNTER:

Junkers Ju-52 (D-ABAN) Emil Thuy flew for Lufthansa and later sold to Eurasia. In 1939 Japanese aircraft attacked Hanchung and strafed Eurasia aircraft on the ground.

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