27 December born in the Potrero district of San Francisco, CA
After the earthquake, moves with his sister & brother-in-law, Wong Yow, to 135 Eighth Street, Oakland.
Manages the Chinatown newspaper, Chinese World (Sai Gai Yat Po)
Takes flying lessons in San Diego with Glenn Curtiss who calls Lym one of his most brilliant students.
July is licensed as aviator No. 245 by the Aero Club of America.
Is offered an army commission by Chinese President Yuan Shi-kai and sails to China.
Returns to U.S. to purchase Curtiss aircraft for the Chinese government.
With the financial backing of Chinatown merchants, returns to China, and is first to fly in many areas.
With childhood friend, Tom Gunn, organizes the Canton Air Corps.
Launches an aerial assault on bandit strongholds of Hainan Island, recapturing the are for Guangdong.
Leads first ever aerial bombing raid on the City of Canton, targeting the Kwangsi invaders.
December: weds San Francisco native, Sarah Chuck Siu Lau, in Shanghai.
Is appointed Colonel-in-Charge of the National Aviation Bureau; sets up aerial photogtraphy section.
Heads the National Aviation Maintenance Service Division & the National Technical Aviation Division.
Brigadier-General Art Lym is appointed Chief-of-Staff of the Canton Air Force.
With the Japanese invasion of China, is appointed chief of Shaoguan Aircraft factory.
Moves the entire factory and its staff to the safety of China's interior, taking a year to complete the task.
Makes a goodwill tour of the U.S.A. and raises more than $5 million for China's vital airplane fund.
Coordinates the transportation of strategic war materiel into China via the Burma Road and "the Hump"
3 August: dies of heart failure in Hong Kong at 72 years; is buried at Oakland's Mountain View Cemetery.
Contributed by Patti Gully, 9-3-09