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Old 20-12-2014, 09:44 PM   #138
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Lightbulb Civil Air Transport

Before the Chinese Civil War, there were 3 airlines operating in the Republic of China.. One was Civil Air Transport (Air China), founded by General Claire L. Chennault and Whiting Willauer in 1946.. The other 2 were joint ventures by the ROC government with Pan American World Airways and Lufthansa.. As a result of the Chinese Civil War, the Communist Party of China took control of mainland China, and only Civil Air Transport moved along with the Kuomintang (KMT)-controlled ROC government to Taiwan...The surname Chennault is French and is normally pronounced shen-o. However, his American family pronounced the name "shen-AWLT."..
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