The Black Bat Squadron
Time: Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 2:00pm
Event Type: Public Program
Location: William M. Allen Theater
Learn all about the famous Black Bat Squadron, formally known as the Republic of China Air Force 34th Squadron, - the corps of the CIA reconnaissance pilots that flew missions over mainland China for military intelligence during the Cold War. The Taiwanese crews flew a variety of aircraft, including the P2V-7U Neptune, P-3A and C-123. Despite the risky nature of these reconnaissance missions, the planes were unarmed, and if engaged by adversaries the Black Bats’ only defenses were sharp piloting skills and electronic interference. Aviation historian Li Wang will deliver a fascinating presentation about this heroic squadron.
This program is included in admission and is free for members of the Museum of Flight
Find out more about the Black Bat Squadron and U-2 Spy plane in two books - Now available in the Museum of Flight store: