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The Legend

In July 2002, the author had the honor to meet General I, Fu-En, in his office at the new headquarters of Achem Technology Corporation. The general was the Chairman of Achem at that time, although he was already 87 years old. Unfortunately, he passed away on April 9, 2005.

Blackcat Reunion

On September 22, 2005, a small Blackcat reunion dinner was held in Taipei in honor of Robin and Keiko Yeh, who returned to Taiwan for a family reunion. Other former Blackcat Squadron members who attended the reunion included Andy Fan, Johnny Shen, Chu Chien, Sungchou Chiu, and Mory Tsai. General Baoshu Tsou (ret.) also joined this precious ocassion.

Back row, from left to right: Robin Yeh, Andy Fan, Sungchou Chiu, Chu Chien, General Tsou, Johnny Shen, and Mory Tsai. Front row, from left to right: Mrs. Chien, Keiko Yeh, and Mrs. Tsou.

Robin Yeh and Johnny Shen.

A Blackcat Dinner

In February 2004, Chris Pocock, the author of Dragon Lady: The History of the U-2 Spyplane and U-2 Spyplane: Toward the Unknown, paid a five-day visit to Taiwan before attending Asian Aerospace 2004 in Singapore. A dinner was held on February 16 in Taipei by Mory Tsai, the last Blackcat pilot, in honor of Mr. Pocock. Also at the dinner was Spike Chuang, Wei-Bin Chang, and several aviation enthusiasts.

Front row, from left to right: Spike Chuang, Chris Pocock, and Mory Tsai

Spike Chuang and Chris Pocock in conversation

Mory Tsai, the last Blackcat

Autogrphs of Gen. I and U-2 pilots on Pocock's copy of Dragon Lady

The Base

This CORONA satellite image shows Taoyuan AFB in the late 1960s.

At the center of the satellite image is a U-2 on the taxiway.

The Det. H Headquarters is located at the Southeast corner of Taoyuan AFB.

This satellite image, taken on a different day, shows a U-2 before the hangar.

A closer look at the U-2 hangar.

When the author visited Taoyuan AFB in 2004, the original U-2 hangar was used by the 4th TRS for the RF-5E.

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