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Aircraft of the Aces #41: American Volunteers' Group Colors and Markings

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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.

Synopsis:

The American volunteer group or "Flying Tigers" were the first Americans to see action against the Japanese in World War II. This title marks the start of the sharks-mouth legend in the USAAF. It includes a look at profiles, planforms and badge artwork.

About the Author

Terrill 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841762241
Author:
Clements, Terrill J.
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Illustrator:
Laurier, Jim
Author:
Laurier, Jim
Author:
Clements, Terrill
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Fighter planes
Subject:
Airplanes, military
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military-Aviation History
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Osprey aircraft of the aces ;
Series Volume:
441
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.80x7.08x.30 in. .70 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Men At Arms Series
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Aviation
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » China, Burma, and India

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