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Kai Tak-HMS Nabcatcher uses Japanese operations building

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1946

A while ago varoius posting discussed the Japanese Control Tower-Operations building that survived beyond the liberation

https://gwulo.com/atom/29948 and others

A small note in a 1945 SCMP article notes that the structure was used by the Naval Air Station HMS Nabcatcher when it took up residence

28 Squadron Flying Horse bar and junk

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

This clip from either Flight or Aeroplane magazine appears to indicate that the Flying Horse bar was at Kai Tak.

Cannot find the actual paper edition at the moment.

mentioned earlier on https://gwulo.com/atom/31585

Kai Tak Map

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937

John HANSBURY [1916-1994]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hansbury
Given: 
John
Birth
Date: 
1916-09-01
Birthplace (town, state): 
Warrington, Lancashire
Death
Date: 
1994-05-15
Cause of death: 
Cancer

Born into a working-class family in Warrington, Northern England, John Hansbury grew up in grinding poverty among the steel mills of Lancashire (now Cheshire). He had a gift for mathematics, and was able to take advantage of scholarships to get the education necessary to become a draftsman.

Birthplace (country): 

Kai Tak airfield under Japanese control

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1944

While there are aerial images of Kai Tak Airport just before WW11 and just after, few aerial images with discernible detail of Kai Tak airfield during the Japanese occupation have surfaced so far. This one has been extracted from a well-known hi-resolution image taken during an air raid by the American 14th Air Force on 16 October 1944.

Kai Tak airport-RAF base-1935-panorama

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1935

Combination of two of eternal1966's recently posted images

The civil hangar and Field Cottage are visible

Kai Tak - map 1950/51

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1951
Places shown in this photo: 

Sent to me by harrym via email. He wrote:

Kai Tak-Mme Chiang Kai-shek & sister Mme HH Kung with Airport Superintendent AJR Moss & his wife

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1939
Places shown in this photo: 

VIP visitors departing from a side of the Kai Tak civil hangar we do not normally see in photographs

Aircraft landing at Kai Tak

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957
Places shown in this photo: 

RAF Kai Tak

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957
Places shown in this photo: 

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