SINGAPORE – The experience of 102-year-old retired pilot Ho Wen Tho, whose life as a student was turned upside down by World War II, still inspires people, according to one of SPH Media. Department of Chinese Media Group.
Mr Lee said: Emotions and experiences are not one-dimensional, as people participate in the events of the time in different ways.
“If you take a closer look at Singapore’s history, it’s actually very rich. The key is knowing where to look, how to recognize it, and how to cherish it.
Lee said Monday at the SPH Auditorium at the launch of the Chinese version of Captain Ho’s memoirs, titled Memoirs of a Flying Tiger, the story of a World War II veteran and SIA pioneer pilot. was talking
The book was published by Focus Publishing, a custom publishing subsidiary of SPH Media.
Lim Woan Fei, Digital Content Executive Producer at Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao translated the book. From the original English version It was co-authored by Captain Ho and freelance writer Jonathan Shim and was published in 2019.
Captain Ho was present at the book launch, attended by about 80 people, mostly friends and family.
Captain Ho, a 21-year-old college student in Hong Kong, had to escape bombs dropped when the Imperial Japanese Army invaded China in 1941.
Then I came across a newspaper advertisement calling for pilots to join the Chinese Air Force.
This began the 38-year flying career of the last surviving member of the “Flying Tigers,” the legendary joint Sino-American squadron that fought against the Japanese in World War II.
In 1951, Captain Ho joined the now-defunct Murray Airways, the predecessor of Singapore Airlines. Almost 30 years at SIA Before retiring as chief pilot in 1980.
he said: Having my memoirs told in Chinese means a lot to me, especially when many of the important events that changed my life took place in China during World War II. ”
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