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Author Eisel, Braxton.

Title The Flying Tigers : Chennault's American volunteer group in China / Braxton Eisel.

Publication Info. [Washington, D.C.] : Air Force History and Museums Program : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., [2009?]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  940.54251 EIS    AVAILABLE
Edition Air Force sixtieth anniversary commemorative ed.
Description 36 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Cover title.
Shipping list no.: 2009-0328-P.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note U.S. G.P.O. sales statement incorrect in publication.
Summary Product Description: They volunteered. For a variety of reasons-patriotic, altruistic, mercenary, or just "for the hell of it"--Nearly three hundred U.S. servicemen and a couple of female nurses volunteered to fight a war in a place they knew little about. Recruited at military bases around the country, the members of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) set off for the unknown in the summer and fall of 1941. While U.S. support for the Allied cause was growing at a steady pace, most Americans still felt distanced from the conflict enveloping Europe and Asia and did not want to go to war. At the highest levels of the government, however, entering the war appeared inevitable. The AVG was one way of gaining experience in this vicious war, while increasing support for the nations fighting the Axis powers. Despite incredible odds against them from numerically superior Japanese forces and a near complete lack of supply and replacement parts, they took the first successful fight to the Japanese during a time of Japan's unrelenting successes. It was not pretty, and their legend has eclipsed the reality, but the reality of the AVG is still an amazing story. Led by Claire Lee Chennault, they made history.
Subject Chennault, Claire Lee, 1893-1958.
Chennault, Claire Lee, 1893-1958. (OCoLC)fst00057146
China. Kong jun. American Volunteer Group.
China. Kong jun. American Volunteer Group. (OCoLC)fst00514550
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- China.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Burma.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
Military campaigns. (OCoLC)fst01710190
Military operations, Aerial -- American. (OCoLC)fst01710199
Burma. (OCoLC)fst01207835
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Added Author Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)
Added Title Chennault's American volunteer group in China
Other Form: Online version: Eisel, Braxton. Flying Tigers (OCoLC)945636229
ISBN 9780160817298 (paperback)
0160817293 (paperback)
Sudoc No. D 301.82/7:C 42

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