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Exhibit on ‘Black Cat Squadron’ tours the nation

TIES THAT BIND:The exhibit documents the cooperation between the US and ROC air forces. The materials are to be later put on permanent exhibit

Staff writer, with CNA

An exhibition featuring cooperation between the air forces of the Republic of China (ROC) and the US during World War II and in post-World War II surveillance flights over the Chinese mainland by the secret “Black Cat Squadron,” which has visited four universities across the nation in the past month, has received a warm response.

The exhibition features photographs, film and documents from the private collection of John Fu, an ROC Air Force veteran.

Currently residing in the US, Fu has coordinated with various US universities in the past two years to curate the exhibition, with the aim of keeping alive the memories of the camaraderie of the service personnel of the two countries.

Since preparations began for a series of events to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the ROC’s victory in the 1937-1945 Second Sino-Japanese War, Fu has coordinated with the air force veterans welfare foundation Tapeng and the ROC Society of War History, to jointly sponsor the exhibition in Taiwan.

Between May 8 and Friday last week, the exhibition was shown at the Chang Gung University of Science and Technology in Taoyuan, the Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Chung Yuan Christian University in Taoyuan and Kang-Ning Junior College of Medical Care and Management in Taipei.

Fu has donated all the exhibition materials to the ROC Air Force Command for permanent exhibition at the Aviation Education Exhibition Hall, which is scheduled to open in August.

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