C-46A aircraft at rest, Hong Kong, circa 1945

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
1 Jul 2015 10:49:06 AM


Curtiss C-46 Commando Logo side of fuselage is CNAC China National Airways Corp. (1929-1949)
Surviving aircraft later operated with (CAT)
Civil Air Transport operating out of Taiwan.
Communist Chinese forces captured C-46's that were left on Mainland China, as the Nationalist Chinese moved to Taiwan 1949
2. Alexander WONG says:
17 Dec 2015 09:22:39 PM

71 planes (5- Convair240, 18- C46, 17- C47 of CATC: 5-DC4, 18-C46,7-C47 and 1-AT6 of CNAC) belonging to CNAC and CATC were stranded in Hong Kong after 12 planes (1 Convair 240, 3 -C46 and 7were flew to Mainland China. These planes earlier were registered under CAT Inc. in Dec. 1949.
Full Court of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong ordered them to be returned to PRC and the decision was reversed by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of the King of England which ordered it to be returned to CAT Inc.
See Hong Kong Law Report (1951) 22 (Original Jurisdiction) 162 (Full Court) and 215 (Privy Council)

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