This website contains files and images about the American Volunteer Group commanded by Claire Chennault. The AVG Flying Tigers defended Burma and China with their shark-faced P-40 Tomahawks in the opening months of the Pacific War, December 1941 - July 1942.

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ANNALS OF THE FLYING TIGERS

sketch of CAMCO operation at Loiwing

Above is a detailed sketched of the CAMCO factory and airfield at Loiwing, unearthed and annotated after more than seventy years. (Ain't the internet wonderful?) The work was done by two Chinese-Canadians, Min Wang and his wife, Min Lu. Independently of Hak Hakanson in Thailand, they went on a search for the Loiwing operation, where Min Lu's father had worked as a young man. Among the treasures they found was this hand-drawn map by two brothers, Tang Yixin and Tang Youxin, who as youngsters had roamed around the factory and airfield where their father was also employed. Min Wang and Min Lu translated the annotations and sent the map to me, along with other details of their search. Go here for a larger version of the map and a key to the CAMCO facilities.

Interestingly, there's a tribute to the Flying Tigers scheduled for the Sam Rayburn Office Building on Capitol Hill, Washington DC, November 13-14. The photo exhibition was arranged by Pedro Chan, advisor to the Chinese American Museum. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford

A 'SPECIAL AIR UNIT' FOR CHINA:

THE TIGERS FORGE A LEGEND:

THE P-40 FILES:

THE BILL PAWLEY FILES:

BOOKS ETC.

A GOOD MYTH NEVER DIES: