American Volunteer Group 'Flying Tigers' Aces
Publication Date: December 2001
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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 AuthorTerrill 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.
Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974-78, and since graduating with Honours, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon.