Flying Tigers Alexandra Dixon

They were a relatively small group, and never had more than 100 Curtis Warhawks P-40’s (decorated with the famous red shark mouth) available.

Claire Lee Chennault was an American military aviator best known for his leadership of the "Flying Tigers" and the Republic of China Air Force in World War II.

The group first saw combat on 20 December 1941, 12 days after Pearl Harbor. On 4 July 1942 the AVG was disbanded. It was replaced by the 23rd Fighter Group of the United States Army Air Forces

in mid-1969, Flying Tigers was awarded the first scheduled transpacific all-cargo route.

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