THE FLYING TIGERS by Russell Whelan
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The story of that amazing volunteer group of pilots who went to China to fly under Claire Chennault. Fast reportage for this record of the A V G, a group of American youngsters whose nerveless courage and determination has had scant equal. Chennault had retired from the Army Air Corps in '37; he went to China, but got no men until the crisis over the Burma Road brought things to a head. By the end of 1941 he had 80 pilots, a ground crew of 132, and the best available aircraft. Here is the record of seven months relentless action, of hardship and heroism which gave them a score of 800 planes to their 55, of 1500 Japs to their loss of 8 pilots. Good popular bet, with publisher push.

Publisher: Viking