All about the American Volunteer Group "Flying Tigers," the Japanese and
Chinese military during the Second World War, the Northrop Flying Wing,
Poland's experience of war and exile, and other subjects that take my
fancy from time to time. Enjoy! -- Dan Ford
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I first spotted a still photo of this "factory" on a Chinese government
website, which a commenter on the
Warbird message board identified as probably taken in Kunming late in
1942 because it showed both an AVG Tomahawk and a USAAF P-40K. Then another
member linked it to this YouTube video, which is even more fascinating. It
not only shows the Tomahawk known as Yuannan Whore,
but also a Curtiss C-46 Commando in CNAC warpaint. In best Second World War
style, the Chinese characters on the post proclaim: "Working for
Righteousness and Peace".
The March Atlantic has a great essay by by Graeam Wood:
ISIS Really Wants." It should be required reading in the White House,
whose primary occupant is so reluctant to name the religion espoused by
Mr Rumaysah and his colleagues, who in little more than a year have conquered a
swath of land larger than England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Read it and be frightened.
Blue skies! -- Dan Ford
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