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

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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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~ by m1pencil on August 16, 2016.

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