Up at 5:30 and to airport with Adm. Giles Stedman. Got off at 7 a.m. by Philippine Air Lines Skymaster (DC-4). Up east coast of Formosa in good weather, but, on rounding north end of island, met heavy clouds and little ceiling. Pilot nosed around for 3/4 of an hour trying to find a break, but had to give it up and go on to Okinawa, where we landed about 2 p.m., and had lunch. Took off about 4 p.m. and, this time, managed to get in to Taipei at 6. 11 hours to complete a 4 hour flight. Adm. Stedman and a few other passengers were continuing on to Tokyo-another 7 or 8 hours. Met at airport by Lo Ching Hsiang, Fang Tu and about 15 members of the staff.
Lester Knox Little
(March 20, 1892 — October 27, 1981). The last foreign, and only American, Inspector General of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service. His period of service straddled the Republic of China on the mainland and its subsequent flight and reestablishment on the island of Taiwan.All Posts