March 4th, 2017, 10:14 PM
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Murrieta, DPRKalifornia
Originally Posted by MrShmitty
That P40 with the blue sun under the wing, wasnt that one of the flying tigers symbols?
The Flying Tigers were in the Chinese National Air Force. The A.V.G.'s resigned their U.S. military commissions to fly in China. Their planes carried the Chinese insignia. Later in the war, they transferred back into the U.S. military and became part of the 14th Air Force under Gen. Chenault. Interesting note. Despite the legend of fighting the Japanese before the the U.S. entry into the war, their first combat was on Dec.20,'41. Thirteen days after the Pearl Harbor attack. They disbanded on July 4,'42 and became the 23rd Fighter Group. -Lloyd