Admiral Chan Chak was a central figure in the group that escaped from Hong Kong after the Japanese victory in December 1941. The group left Hong Kong on several British Motor Torpedo Boats, sailed to the China coast in Mirs Bay, then traveled overland until they had escaped the Japanese and reached Nationalist China forces.
Born in Central China. Moved to HK late 1930s. Fought with the HKVDC in 1941. Imprisoned as POW then sent to Japan as forced-labour. Post-war joined NCR. Became manager of NCR Hong Kong, then Chairman of NCR Japan, and finally CEO of the whole company.