THE WARBIRD'S FORUM
Last month I updated a page about Ray Whitehead of the Chinese Air Force and the AVG, thanks to fresh information from his daughter. Now she's provided a photo from those early years, taken when Mr. Whitehead was serving with French mercenaries in the Chinese 5th Air Force at Kunming. Chennault in those years was also sent back to Kunming to head up the CAF flight school and to make room for the Russian advisors who had moved into China in a big way in 1938.
For those who share my interest in Marcel Proust and his great novel, my doppelgänger Steven Fall has been reading a new biography of Proust's trasnslator, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, and writes about it on ReadingProust dot com.
Oh, and I've expanded and updated my e-book about the Katyn Forest massacres of 1940. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford
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Here are a thousand or so files on airplanes, pilots, and military history, grouped under these headings:
- Annals of the Flying Tigers
- Annals of the Brewster Buffalo
- Annals of Poland: war and exile, 1939-1948
- Japan at War, 1931-1945
- Annals of the Chinese Air Force
- Glen Edwards and the Flying Wing
- Remembering Bluie West One
- The Spadguys Speak (carrying a nuke to Sevastopol)
- Annals of Vietnam
- War in the Modern World