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A Brief History of The Flying Tigers
American Volunteer Group - Chinese Air Force
WITH RECOLLECTIONS AND COMMENTS BY GENERAL CLAIRE LEE CHENNAULT
In April, 1937, Claire L. Chennault, then a captain in the United States Army Air Corps, retired from active duty and accepted an offer from Madame Chiang Kai-shek for a three month mission to China to make a confidential survey of the Chinese Air Force. At that time China and Japan were on the verge of war and the fledgling Chinese Air Force was beset by internal problems and torn between American and Italian influence.
Books by Flying Tigers:
Way of a Fighter
By Claire Chennault. Copyright 1949. Reprinted 1991, James Thorvardson & Sons, Tucson, AZ.
A Flying Tiger's Diary
By Charles R. Bond, Jr. Copyright 1984. Charles R. Bond Jr. and Terry Anderson. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX.
Source: Maj. Gen. Charles R. Bond Jr. (Ret), 8600 Skyline Dr. #1113, Dallas, TX 75242
Roar of a Tiger
By James H. Howard Copyright 1991. Orion Books, New York, NY.
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