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World War II with the Flying Tigers

  • 17 Sep 2016
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • CCC Building, 11 Avis Dr, Latham NY 12110


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Chinese Community Center proudly invites Dr. Deborah Chung to talk about her mother, Rebecca Chan Chung 'story with Flying Tigers. 

Dr. Deborah is the co-author of "Piloted to Serve", autobiography of her mother, Rebecca Chan Chung, Flying Tigers Veteran.

The main language used in the seminar is English


This lecture is based on the book “Piloted to Serve”, the autobiography of Rebecca Chan Chung, U.S., World War II veteran with the Flying Tigers, U.S. Army and China National Aviation Corporation, with her work as a Nurse including flying over the Hump (Himalayas, the only route that connected China with the outside world) for about 50 times and serving the wounded airmen under U.S. General Chennault at his headquarters near the airport in Kunming, China (a site of heavy Japanese bombing). The lecture will cover the living history of World War II in China and provide information beyond what one can obtainfrom history books.

Speaker Bio

Professor Chung is co-coauthor of “Piloted to Serve”, the autobiography of U.S. World War II veteran Rebecca Chan Chung, her late mother. She received her Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her B.S. degree from California Institute of Technology. She is Professor in University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Chung has authored or co-authored over 550 archival international journal papers, in addition to 8 books. She is the inventor of smart concrete and is the first person of Chinese descent to receive the Pettinos Award, a triennial international award for carbon research.


2:00pm - 3:00 pm: Talk

3:00pm - 3:30pm: Q&A

3:30pm - 4:00pm: Book Signing 


Limited number of the book "Pilot to Serve" will be available, but a donation of $15 will be appreciated.

The donation (minus expenses) will go to selected Chinese Christian churches, as Rebecca Chan Chung wished.

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