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Shown below are the civilian and military personnel--American, Chinese, and British--who worked with the AVG at some point in Burma or China.

CAF Flight School

The AVG recruiters hired 10 U.S. Army pilots as flight instructors for the CAF Flight School at Yunnan-yi, and one of the men hired for the combat squadrons also joined this group. In the spring of 1942, the flight school was closed down and the remaining check pilots joined the combat squadrons.

Name (joined from) Assignment comments
Marion Baugh (army) instructor killed 3 Jan 42
John Blackburn (army) instructor joined AVG; killed 28 Apr 42
Harry Bolster (army) instructor joined AVG; served two extra weeks
John Farrell (army) instructor joined AVG; served to disbandment (AAF)
Henry Fuller (army) instructor discharged Dec 41
Lester Hall (army) instructor joined AVG; served two extra weeks (CNAC pilot)
Ernest Loane (army) instructor joined AVG; served two extra weeks (CNAC pilot)
Arnold Shamblin (army) instructor joined AVG; missing 10 Jul 42
Van Shapard (army) instructor joined AVG; served two extra weeks (CNAC pilot)
Gail Stubbs (army) instructor discharged Dec 41 (AAF; test pilot; died 2002)
Allen Wright (army) instructor joined AVG; served two extra weeks (CNAC pilot; killed 18 Dec 43 China)

Civilian personnel

Name Assignment comments
Arne Butteberg Allison tech rep worked for CAMCO at Rangoon and Loiwing
Marion (Ma) Davidson CAMCO housekeeper ran the American Club hostel at Loiwing
Chun Yuen Gee Allison mechanic CAMCO employee at Rangoon (later joined AVG)
Byron Glover CAMCO test pilot CAMCO employee Rangoon
Daniel Gurley CAMCO supervisor Directed CAMCO operation at Rangoon
Hank Hoteko radio engineer CAMCO employee at Loiwing 1942
Charles Hunter CAMCO factory foreman in charge at Loiwing
Teh Chang Koo Allison mechanic CAMCO employee at Rangoon; then CAF?
Pak On Lee Allison mechanic CAMCO employee at Rangoon (later joined AVG)
Tye Lett Allison tech rep worked for CAMCO at Rangoon & Loiwing
George Lum Allison mechanic CAMCO employee at Rangoon (later joined AVG)
Kee Jeung Pon Allison mechanic CAMCO employee at Rangoon (later joined AVG)
Walter Pentecost Allison representative worked for CAMCO at Rangoon, Loiwing & Kunming
Mamie Porritt CAMCO secretary Loiwing and Rangoon, 1939-1942
Andrew Sargeant CAMCO line chief in charge of crew assembling Tomahawks at Rangoon
George Wing Shee Allison mechanic CAMCO employee at Rangoon (later joined AVG)
"Johnny" Tseng CAMCO staff, Loiwing --
Muriel Sue Upfill AVG secretary Calcutta & Delhi office, Feb-Jul 1942
M. D. "Doc" Walsh CAMCO comptroller, Loiwing pilots elected him "mayor" so he could officiate at Fred Hodges's wedding
R. C. Wertz CAMCO staff, Loiwing --
Lem Fong Wu Allison mechanic CAMCO employee at Rangoon (later joined AVG)
Francis Yee Allison mechanic CAMCO employee at Rangoon (later joined AVG)
John Yee translator worked on observation network for AVG & 14th AF; 1944 to US to train Chinese pilots; naturalized

U.S. military personnel

Name Assignment comments
Capt Albert (Ajax) Baumler P-40 pilot/staff USAAF attached Apr-Jul, flew at least two combat missions & scored one victory with AVG
1st Lt Burrall BarnumP-40 pilot USAAF attached June-July
2nd Lt Leonard Butsch P-40 pilot USAAF attached June-July; flew at least one AVG mission
2nd Lt Vaden Carney P-40 pilot USAAF attached June-July
2nd Lt Dean CarterP-40 pilot USAAF attached June-July
2nd Lt Martin Cluck (Gluck?)P-40 pilot USAAF attached June-July
Cmdr Robert DeWolfe USNhq staff; Calcutta office attached Jan-May; ran supply office in India
2nd Lt James DumasP-40 pilot USAAF attached June-July
1st Lt Joseph GriffinP-40 pilot USAAF attached June-July
1st Lt J. W. HitchcockP-40 pilot USAAF attached June-July
1st Lt Howard Krippner JrP-40 pilot USAAF attached June-July (MIA 08/27/1943)
2nd Lt Romney MastersP-40 pilot USAAF attached June-July
2nd Lt Joseph MikeworthP-40 pilot USAAF attached June-July
2nd Lt Lee MinorP-40 pilot USAAF attached June-July
2nd Lt Mack MitchellP-40 pilot USAAFattached June-July
Lt Col Robert ScottP-40 pilot USAAF Ferry Command; designated commander 23rd FG; flew at least one AVG mission
1st Lt W. A. SmithP-40 pilot USAAF attached June-July
1st Lt J. Q. StrattonP-40 pilot USAAF attached June-July
2nd Lt Harold StuartP-40 pilot USAAF attached June-July
1st Lt M. J. WilkinsonP-40 pilot USAAF attached June-July

Name Assignment comments
R. T. Bayliss RAF assigned to AVG in Kunming, Apr?-Jul 1942
R. Bevan RAF assigned to AVG in Kunming, Apr?-Jul 1942
H. D. Carter RAF assigned to AVG in Kunming, Apr?-Jul 1942
LAC Fred Crakes RAF assigned to AVG in Kunming, Apr?-Jul 1942
W. Duckwith RAF assigned to AVG in Kunming, Apr?-Jul 1942
H. Frost RAF assigned to AVG in Kunming, Apr?-Jul 1942
Sgt Ernest Hudson RAF assigned to AVG in Kunming, Apr?-Jul 1942
(invalided home, died in hospital)
Cpl C. P. Hutton RAF assigned to AVG in Kunming, Apr?-Jul 1942
AC-1 Wilfred Jepson RAFRadio mechanic on loan to AVG, Rangoon & Kunming, Feb-Jul 1942
LAC Gerald Jones RAFRadio mechanic on loan to AVG, Rangoon & Kunming, Jan-Jul 1942
J. McCarthy RAF assigned to AVG in Kunming, Apr?-Jul 1942
J. P. McGuinness RAF assigned to AVG in Kunming, Apr?-Jul 1942
A. Reyner RAF assigned to AVG in Kunming, Apr?-Jul 1942
H. J. Thomas RAF assigned to AVG in Kunming, Apr?-Jul 1942
C. D. Worrow RAF assigned to AVG in Kunming, Apr?-Jul 1942