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Mr. Moon Fun Chin, of Millbrae, California, USA, has turned 109.

https://twitter.com/panamhistory/status/1514071899776905216

He was born in Zhongshan, Guangdong, China on 20 March 1913, and moved to the United States at a young age. He became a pilot for the China National Aviation Corporation in 1933, and was promoted to captain in 1936. 

"During the World War II, even though Moon was only a civilian aviation pilot, he volunteered actively in frequent military rescue missions and subsequently secured the lives of many US military personnel. Among those military personnel he daringly rescued, was Lt Col James Doolittle. He rescued Dolittle and transported him from Kuming to Myitkyina, a city in northern Burma. Moon also ferried in his aircraft many American navy personnel to and fro the Gobi Desert where the American Navy had a weather station."

Happy birthday!

Profile picture: Marita Camacho Quirós (1911-Present)


   
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