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Wai-jung Chang (Chang Hui-chang)

Mr. Chang was one of the most famous Chinese aviators, also known as "Chinese Lindbergh".

Background

  • Chang Wai-jung was born in Chung-shan, Kwangtung, China in April, 1898.

  • Education

    • Mr. Chang Wai-jung graduated from American Aviation School.

    Career

    • Chang Wai-jung gained a national reputation in 1928 when he purchased an American airplane, a duplicate of Lindbergh's "Spirit of St. Louis" and made a tour of China, starting from Canton and flying to Hankow, Shanghai, Nanking, Tsinan, Tientsin, Peiping and Mukden and return. For this he gained the name of the "Chinese Lindbergh".

      He entered the Army service in 1929 and participated in the war between Canton and Kwangsi, in which bombing planes were first used extensively in Chinese warfare. Mr. Chang was appointed director of the Eureau of Aviation in the Ministry of Military Administration in 1929. He became a member of the Central Executive Committee of Kuomintang since 1931.

      Mr. Chang worked with the National Aviation Administration at Nanking between 1933 and 1935. Since 1935 he worked as a Minister to Cuba.
    Wai-jung Chang
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    Born April, 1898
    Nationality
    Ethnicity:
    Han
    • 1929
      director of the Eureau of Aviation, Ministry of Military Administration
      China
    • 1931
      member, Central Executive Committee of Kuomintang
      Kuomintang, China
    • 1933 - 1935
      National Aviation Administration
      Nanking, China
    • 1935
      Minister to Cuba
      Cuba

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