After World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union, two leading groups, fell into the cold war era for intelligence gathering battle. In order to analyze and understand mainland China’s nuclear weapon and missiles development, the Taiwan government cooperated with the United States, had carried out a mission which was known as “Project Razor” by sending the "Black Cat Squadron" to fly the long-range U2 surveillance aircraft to collect intelligence. Since the project was led by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the "Black Cat Squadron" was classified as strictly confidential. Recently, the United States has de-classified the U2 files; however the "Black Cat Squadron" related information were being erased, so it is still difficult for outsiders to learn about the history of “Black Cats Squadron”. In this lecture, Colonel Johnny Shen will share his personal experience with us during his days in the Black Cats Squadron.
Colonel Johnny Shen Chung-li
Former member of Black Cat Squadron
Colonel Johnny Shen Chung-li is a Shanghainese and graduated from the Air Force Academy.
He is a former pilot, captain, chief squadron operator and stationed in Vietnam as Air Force deputy military attaché.
After he retired from the Air Force, he served as a captain, flight instructor and flight safety officer at the China Airlines. The aircraft types that he had flown including the PT-17 basic trainer, T-6 trainer aircraft, T-33 jet trainer aircraft, F-84G thunder fighter, F-100A Super Sabre fighter, U-2 Dragon Lady high-altitude surveillance aircraft, Boeing 707 airliner, Airbus A-300 aircraft, Boeing 757 aircraft, Boeing 767, and Boeing 747, with a total number of more than twenty thousand flying hours.
Dr. Wu Dong-yang
Vice President of Boeing Research & Technology (China)
Dr. Wu Dong-yang is a Technical Fellow of The Boeing Company in the area of chemistry, materials and processes since 2010. She is currently the Vice President of Boeing Research & Technology (China). Prior to this appointment, she was the Manager of the Melbourne Technology Centre and the Chief Scientist of Boeing Research and Technology - Australia from 2008 to 2012. Prior to joining the Boeing Company, Dr. Wu has spent 17 years working at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) of Australia as a leading scientist and Leader of the Sustainable Polymeric Materials Organization involving in research and commercialization of new technologies in Australia and globally.
Dr. Wu Dong-yang obtained a Ph.D. degree and a Master degree in Physical Chemistry from University of Haute Alsace (France) in 1991 and 1988 respectively, and a Bachelor degree in Chemistry from Sun Yat-Sen University (China) in 1986. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia.