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Secret CIA Flights from Taiwan Revealed in Museum of Flight Lecture

SEATTLE – On Sept. 1 the Museum will present the story of how CIA pilots of the Republic of China Air Force (Taiwan) “Black Bat Squadron” flew a daring nighttime mission to deploy secret surveillance equipment near a Chinese nuclear weapons base in 1969.

Aviation historian Li Wang, Art Winn (son of Black Bat Officer Jim Winn) and Black Cat veteran Tsoming Ho will discuss the planning and execution of this epic clandestine operation known as Heavy Tea. Lt. Col. Heng-Chih Lin, Liaison Officer of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office will provide a special introduction to the talk. The 2 p.m. presentation is free with Museum admission.

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