Flying Tigers: During the war of resistance against Japanese forces, American military photographers snapped thousands of photos of American and Chinese soldiers, engaged in military actions or in everyday life moments in Southern China and Burma.
American military archive has collected over the years, historical photographic and video material of inestimable value.
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The Flying Tigers (First American Volunteer Group of the Republic of China Air Force) between 1941–1942 were a group of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), recruited under President Franklin Roosevelt’s authority before Pearl Harbor and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault. They were officially members of the Republic of China Air Force. The Flying Tigers consisted of three fighter squadrons of around 30 aircraft trained in Burma to help defend the Republic of China against Japanese forces. The Flying Tigers began to arrive in China in April 1941. The group first saw combat on 20 December 1941, 12 days after Pearl Harbor.
Flying Tigers images
War Theatre #11 (China) CREWS (over) 4x5and 8×10 nges rec’d 9/15/44 from Evaluation Unit. Stamped: No obj to Pub. on grounds of Military Security or Policy – As Amended – 18 Sept 44
” U.S. SUPPLIES FOR ALLIED FORCES FIGHTING THE JAPANESE IN BURMA
U.S. Army trucks, loaded with troops and supplies, plow through soggy terrain to forward positions in Northern Burma where Chinese and American forces are now engaged in fighting the Japanese.”
” 4/1/44 U.S. PLANE CARRIES WOUNDED CHINESE SOLDIER TO MEDICAL STATION
A wounded Chinese soldier lieas aboard a U.S. observation plane to be transported from the battle area in Hukawng Valley in Northern Burma to a medical dressing station behind the front line. Under the direction of Liutenant General Joseph W. Stilwell, Commander in Chief of U.S. forces in China, Burma and India, combined Chinese and American forces drove the Japanese from the strategic valley. “
topics: flying tigers images, old photographs of the flying tigers in China
CHINA-UNDERGROUND. Matteo Damiani is an Italian sinologist, photographer, author and motion designer. Matteo lived and worked for ten years in China. Founder of CinaOggi.it and China-underground.com.