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Ju 52 transport aircraft of the Chinese postal service, 1930s

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Added By C. Peter Chen
Licensing  This anonymous work originating in the Republic of China is in the public domain. Its copyright expired 50 years after the work was made available to the public. The Republic of China governed mainland China until 1949, after which it relocated to Taiwan. Copyright protection for anonymous works under the post-1949 communist Beijing government is also 50 years.

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 Apr 2016 08:18:20 AM


Photograph of Junkers Ju 52 EU-XVII c/n 5140 aircraft, at one time it was operated by Lufthansa as "Otto Kissenbreth" D-AGES.
Lost on May 6, 1939 during Japanese attack on Hanchung airfield, a/c was strafed EU-XVII took hits and burst into flame total lost. Insignia on tail blue disk w/Chinese twelve-pointed sun and bird.


Winging it flying in 1930's China was dangerous due to changing weather and lack of modern airports and support facilities. Most flights were VFR over the country with limited IFR abilities.
This was before Radar, GCA, DME, GPS, ALS, ILS LOAN and Computers. Pilots and crews were real professionals they were men of great skill and flying knowledge of that day...

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