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Prior to the United States' entry into World War II, approximately 15,000 Americans joined flying units already engaged in the war. At the request of Madame Chiang Kaishek, a squadron of fighter pilots was recruited by General Claire Lee Chennault, in order to throw a small but well-equipped air force into China. With the official designation "American Volunteer Group" (AVG), but popularly known as "The Flying Tigers," this celebrated group of pilots has been described as "the most colorful group of warriors in modern times" and "the world's most illustrious squadron" (History Channel). "Their outstanding gallantry and conspicuous daring," wrote President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942, "is a source of tremendous pride throughout the whole of America." This is a visual documentation of that volunteer air force, produced from the vast collection of images and memorabilia assembled by Viet Nam veteran Larry Pistole, nephew of one of the original Tigers, Herbert Pistole.
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Book Description 1981. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. A lavish work on the daring pilots who fought the Japanese in the skies over IndoChina while breaking all the rules. A fascinating study of air war on the brink of WW II, with hundreds of photographs of the men and their militaria. Seller Inventory # PPI-1981-9780943522050-X2
Book Description Moss Pubns, 1981. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0943522056
Book Description Moss Pubns, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110943522056