Selasa, 21 Agustus 2012

ANNALS OF THE FLYING TIGERS

Ace of Burma

Here's a nice tribute to Frank Carey, commander of RAF 135 Squadron at Rangoon in the early months of 1942. Carey was credited with 25 enemy aircraft plus 3 shared. Of these, seven were in the Burma theater, and five were Nakajima Ki-27 "Nate" fighters of the Japanese Army Air Force. The painting by Ivan Berryman is available from Cranston Fine Arts in the UK. (A tip of the virtual hat to Waldemar Pajdosz).Melvin Woodward AVG phtoMelvin Woodward was one of the large U.S. Navy contingent who joined the American Volunteer Group in the spring and summer of 1941, traveling to Asia on the Dutch linerJaegersfontein. When the AVG was disbanded in July 1942, he went to work for CNAC, the Chinese national airline that flew cargo and personnel over the Hump of the Himalayas to India. On the first of these trips, he would meet his future wife Audrey. Happily for us, toward the end of his life he wrote a memoir of his year with the Flying TigersIt is published hereby the kindness of his daughter, Pamela Happe, and it is copyright by her. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford 

A 'SPECIAL AIR UNIT' FOR CHINA:

THE TIGERS FORGE A LEGEND:

THE P-40 FILES:

BOOKS ETC.

A GOOD MYTH NEVER DIES:

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