Oakland, CA April 26, 1939 - Lee Ya-Ching arrives at the Oakland Airport aboard her red and yellow “Spirit of New China” plane on her campaign to raise funds for China’s 30 million war refugees. She was greeted by China’s vice-consul to San Francisco Patrick Sun.
Lee studied and earned her license at the Boeing School of Aeronautics in Oakland, California in 1935.
(Oakland Tribune Photos)
If you are interested in learning more about Lee, Air & Space magazine, a publication of The Smithsonian, has a very knowledgable article about her on their website http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/Chinas_First_Lady_of_Flight.html