Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers, 1941-1942

•August 16, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers, 1941-1942 by Daniel Ford. The book has been revised and updated twice since its original release in 1991 and is considered the definitive history of the American Volunteer Group. Well written and well researched it’s a must for anyone interested in the AVG. Apparently Daniel Fords research into the actual kills of the Flying Tigers caused quite an uproar, but his use of Japanese sources makes sense and (at times wild!) overclaiming happened on the Japanese side as well.

The only thing hat annoyed me a bit was the lack of photos, in several instances the author specifically describes photos but most of those are not printed in the book. Not sure if there is another edition out there including more pics? Still a highly recommended book!

Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers, 1941-1942, 336 pages, softcover, ISBN: 9780692734735

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And since nobody let’s my fly a P40 Tomahawk I had to settle for a AVG sweater😉😀

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Living the good life…

•August 12, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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  • Beach… check
  • Beer… check
  • WW2 book… check

😉

IJA Airsoft

•July 12, 2016 • 3 Comments

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Fiiiinaaaaaally attended another airsoft event, only the second one this year!:-/   Weather was crappy, overcast, first cold than super humid but some outdoor airsoft mayhem at last. Continue reading ‘IJA Airsoft’

Japanese Postcard

•June 18, 2016 • 4 Comments

What an awful summer, weather wise, at least the EURO2016 keeps me alive 😉
Already cancelled trips to two airsoft events due to severe weather. This really annoys the hell out of me.

Well anyways, bought a few things for my IJA collection and will post some some interesting pieces here. First a cool Japanese WW2 postcard.

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I really like the watercolour artwork style. Tanks supposed to be a Type 95 Ha-Go I guess?

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Thanks for reading and fingers crossed for good weather😀

Hitorihitori no Senjo Saigo no Zerosen Pilot Documentary

•May 11, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Hitorihitori no Senjo Saigo no Zerosen Pilot / Each and Every Battlefield, the last Zero Fighter Pilot. I would love to see this Documentary! A lot of interviews, including one with Kaname Harada who passed away a few days ago at the age of 99.

Unfortunately the Japanese DVD release is very expensive and has no English subtitles😦

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North Korean Fun

•May 3, 2016 • Leave a Comment

The current supreme madman in North Korea certainly has his shining moments of stupidity. He is obviously upholding a long tradition of ridiculous Nork Korean/Chinese style & propaganda. Take a look at these signs:

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“Frontline friendship party is to bring about the positive action for peace”?! WTF😀   I’m sure thousands of UN troops decided to switch sides after being exposed to such masterful propaganda, hahahaha😀

1st Marine Division 1952 Airsoft

•April 24, 2016 • 8 Comments

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First game for me this year!😀 Weather was quite awful but still had a fun day out in the mountains. Because of the weather (some forecasts predicted snow!) I chose a multi layered USMC Korean War outfit. Continue reading ‘1st Marine Division 1952 Airsoft’

 
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