FLASH---2017 Reunion announced on AVG Events page.

3 AVG from Toungoo coming home to their families, burial services Mar-June....please go to AVG Forum for details!!



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The AVG Mission Statement:

 
“The Flying Tigers Association (FTA), is composed of honorably discharged members of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) Flying Tigers and their families, the families of AVG who died during AVG service and Friends of the AVG who have a desire to support the AVG and keep the AVG legacy alive.
 
Our mission is to preserve, respect, inform, educate and keep alive the accurate history of the AVG.  This group supports institutions that have these same goals.
 
To accomplish these goals, the FTA will educate the public on the history and impact of the AVG by various means, i.e. media, website, scholarships & other resources.”



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.

Read more: A Brief History of the Flying Tigers