Cheung, Katherine (1904–2003)

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Cheung, Katherine (1904–2003)

Chinese-American aviator. Name variations: Katherine Young. Born 1904 in Canton, China; died Sept 2, 2003, in Thousand Oaks, California; earned a degree in piano at Los Angeles Conservatory of Music; also attended University of Southern California; m. George Young; children: Doris Wong; Dorothy Leschenko.

Immigrated to US (1921); earned pilot's license (1932), the 1st Chinese-American woman to legally pilot a plane; became a stunt flyer; joined the Ninety Nines (1935); retired from flying (1942).