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The Flying Tigers: The Story Of The American Volunteer Group (1942)

by Russell Whelan

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The story of that amazing volunteer group of pilots who went to China to fly under Claire Chennault. Chennault had retired from the Army Air Corps in '37; he went to China, but got no men until the crisis over the Burma Road brought things to a head. By the end of 1941 he had 80 pilots, a ground crew of 132, and the best available aircraft. Here is the record of seven months relentless action, of hardship and heroism which gave them a score of 800 planes to their 55, of 1500 Japs to their loss of 8 pilots.
Appendixes listing: A. V. G killed in action; killed in accidents; missing in action; members of Headquarters American Volunteer Group (Staff Officers, Pilots, and Ground Personnel) , showing duty assignments. WAR. Here's the true, inside story of how a handful of American fliers took on the whole Imperial Japanese Air Force. The incredible results: This is their story - the record of their dangerous dogfights and ferocious air war in the skies over China, the incredible events that enabled them to turn a hopeless situation into a great victory, holding the Burma Road open after it had been given up for lost.
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TO THE FAMILIES OF THOSE TIGERS WHO WILL NEVER FLY AGAIN
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The strangest venture of the Second World War-the venture of the American Volunteer Group, which sent two hundred and fifty American boys to China long before December 7, 1941-was the upshot of a series of critical events in Asia.
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