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Wai-jung Chang Edit Profile

also known as Chang Hui-chang

aviator and diplomatic official

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.