American Volunteer Group 'Flying Tigers' Aces (Paperback)

By Terrill J. Clements, Jim Laurier (Illustrator)
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Description


The American Volunteer Group, or 'Flying Tigers', have remained the most famous outfit to see action in World War II. Manned by volunteers flying American aircraft acquired from the British, the AVG fought bravely in the face of overwhelming odds in China and Burma prior to the US entry into World War II. Pilots such as 'Pappy' Boyington, R T Smith and John Petach became household names due to their exploits against the Japanese Army Air Force. The AVG legend was created flying the Curtis P-40 Tomahawk and Kittyhawk. This volume dispels the myths surrounding the colours and markings worn by these famous fighters.

About the Author


Terrill J. Clements has devoted much of his adult life to researching the AVG, its aircraft and pilots, since leaving postgraduate studies in Lincoln, Nebraska. Now a resident of Seattle, Washington, his work on the 'Flying Tigers' is undoubtedly one of the most thoroughly researched, privately-published, documents in print.

Retired US Navy Cdr Louis B Dorny is an acknowledged expert on America's most famous flying-boat, the PBY Catalina, and has long been fascinated by its crucial employment against Japanese forces in the Pacific War. He has interviewed numerous veteran crews during the course of his research over the past four decades. The author lives in Seattle, WA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781841762241
ISBN-10: 1841762245
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
Publication Date: December 25th, 2001
Pages: 96
Language: English