• The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan

    "An exciting story of bravery in the skies-- and a picture of America at its best at a time of peril. A five-star read." -The Washington Times"A brisk and personable narrative." -The Wall Street Journal      "The air fights in the book are right out of Hollywood, only more immediate with all of the wonderful first-hand accounts in the pilots' own words." -China Daily            "The Flying Tigers reads like an adventure story, as Kleiner deftly takes his reader from cramped cockpits to quiet Washington corridors." -The Los Angeles Review of Books"The story of the Flying Tigers is extraordinary, and Kleiner does an excellent job describing their creation and exploits." -Military Review "A terrific book about the courageous and daring American pilots who helped China resist the Japanese onslaught and helped the U.S. and its allies win the Second World War in East Asia. ... Kleiner tells the story better than it has been told before ... [and] brings the real Claire Chennault to life again, and relates the equally compelling stories of other individual pilots--their heroism, fears, loves, hates, friendships, and tragedies; all against the dramatic and horrific backdrop of World War II in East Asia." -Asian Review of Books-"Kleiner illuminates the battles, perso...

    • ASIN: 0399564136

  • Flying Tiger: The True Story Of General Claire Chennault And The U.S. 14Th Air Force In China

    The Flying Tigers and the U.S. Fourteenth will be the subject of a huge upcoming film from IMAX and director John Woo. The film is scheduled to start shooting in spring 2011 with no firm release date stated yet. The role of Chenault in the film is likely to be the role of a lifetime for a huge star. When a sickly, half-deaf, forty-seven-year-old retired U.S. Army Air Corps Captain went to China in 1937 to survey Chiang Kai-shek’s Chinese Air Force, little did the world know this would be the man to stem the Japanese tide in the Far East. Almost every military expert predicted his handful of pilots of the American Volunteer Group would not last three weeks. Yet in seven months in 1942, the AVG, fighting a rear-guard action over Burma, China, Thailand, and French Indonesia, destroyed a confirmed 199 planes, with another 153 “probables” as well. They did this losing only four pilots and twelve P-40s in air combat and sixty-one on the ground.In this definitive biography of General Claire Chennault, veteran reporter Jack Samson offers a rare and fascinating inside look at this legendary man behind the Flying Tigers.Unlike Eisenhower and MacArthur, Chennault was no saintly military leader. He was a chain-smoking, bourbon-drinking, womanizing man. He was the kind of leader his me...

    • ASIN: 0762772832

  • Flying Tigers Duffel Bag

    Modeled after WWII parachute bags, our Flying Tigers Duffel Bag is an all-purpose travel bag; perfect both for the weekend or weeklong trips. The famous "shark teeth", and a leaping Flying Tiger are screen printed on both sides with the words Flying Tigers across the center flap. Duffel is made of 16 oz. olive drab cotton canvas and includes wrap-around cotton web handles for added durability, two end pockets with copper button closures, and a heavy-duty zipper with a snap-flap closure. Measures 18.25"l x 11.25"h x 12"w.

    • Color: Olive
    • Brand: Sporty's
    • ASIN: B0754QCDHM
    • UPC: 818612011556

  • Flying Tigers Colors: Camouflage and Markings of the American Volunteer Group and the USAAF 23rd Fighter Group, 1941-1945 (Warplane Color Gallery)

    No aircraft markings in history are more iconic than the distinctive shark’s mouths applied to the noses of American Volunteer Group and 23rd Fighter Group P-40s and P-51s that fought in the skies over Asia during World War II. This book covers the camouflage and markings of the fighters they flew, including the first detailed account of the progression of markings changes made by the 23rd FG throughout the war, as well as the combat history of these legendary units. It features over 100 rare period photographs, plus 32 fully researched, full-color plates showing different aircraft types employed by the units across different camouflage patterns, with very detailed captions and reference photos. Over the past 35 years, the author has written more than a dozen books and numerous magazine articles about USAAF fighter operations during World War II. Contains: 64 pages, 105 b&w photos, 6 color photos and 32 full color plates of artwork.

    • ASIN: 8360672261

  • Flying Tigers

    A daredevil pilot disobeys the leader of a volunteer squadron helping China against the Japanese.

    • Brand: Olive Films
    • ASIN: B00IQAUO5M
    • UPC: 887090077507

  • Flying Tigers

    • ASIN: B01KD32EYS

  • A Few Planes for China: The Birth of the Flying Tigers

    On December 7, 1941, the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the United States into armed conflict with Japan. In the following months, the Japanese seemed unbeatable as they seized American, British, and European territory across the Pacific: the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Dutch East Indies. Nonetheless, in those dark days, the US press began to pick up reports about a group of American mercenaries who were bringing down enemy planes over Burma and western China. The pilots quickly became known as Flying Tigers, and a legend was born. But who were these flyers for hire and how did they wind up in the British colony of Burma? The standard version of events is that in 1940 Colonel Claire Chennault went to Washington and convinced the Roosevelt administration to establish, fund, and equip covert air squadrons that could attack the Japanese in China and possibly bomb Tokyo even before a declaration of war existed between the United States and Japan. That was hardly the case: although present at its creation, Chennault did not create the American Volunteer Group. In A Few Planes for China, Eugenie Buchan draws on wide-ranging new sources to overturn seventy years of received wisdom about the genesis of the Flying Tigers. This strange experiment in airpower was acciden...

    • ASIN: 1611688663

  • First Blood for the Flying Tigers: Twelve Days After Pearl Harbor, a Band of American Mercenaries Took Their Revenge on the Empire of Japan (Tales of the Flying Tigers Book 1)

    Enter the TigersWhen Japanese planes laid waste to Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941, the United States had exactly one air combat unit on the continent of Asia. That was the 1st American Volunteer Group – sponsored by the White House, equipped and paid by a U.S. loan, but officially part of the Chinese Air Force. On December 20, this band of mercenaries won immortality over the city of Kunming. An expanded version, with new photographs, of the cover story for America in WWII magazine, December 2010.

    • ASIN: B004GXB3M6

  • "Flying Tigers Squadron" WWII Vintage Insignia T-Shirt

    The First American Volunteer Group, a.k.a. the "Flying Tigers", was composed mainly of US military personnel assigned to the Chinese airforces from 1941-1942. The shark-faced nose art of the Flying Tigers remain very recognizable among combat air units. Great gift for fans of WWII aircraft, avgeeks, pilots, aviation enthusiasts, World War II aircraft historians, military veterans, warbird enthusiasts, airshow fans, P-40 Warhawk nuts,A&P mechanics and anyone who loves vintage, distressed aviation design

    • Color: Black
    • Brand: Designed For Flight
    • ASIN: B07CQ9LXWX

  • When Tigers Ruled the Sky: The Flying Tigers: American Outlaw Pilots over China in World War II

    From the acclaimed author of Hit the Target and Big Week, an in-depth account of the legendary World War II combat group, the Flying Tigers.In 1940, Pearl Harbor had not yet happened, and America was not yet at war with Japan. But China had been trying to stave off Japanese aggression for three years—and was desperate for aircraft and trained combat pilots.General Chiang Kai-shek sent military aviation advisor Claire Chennault to Washington, where President Roosevelt was sympathetic, but knew he could not intervene overtly. Instead, he quietly helped Chennault put together a group of American volunteer pilots.This was how the 1st American Volunteer Group—more commonly known as the Flying Tigers—was born.With the trademark smiling shark jaws on their P-40 fighters, these Army, Navy and Marine pilots became a sensation as they fought for the Chinese. Those who initially doubted them were eventually in awe as they persevered over Rangoon despite being outnumbered 14-1 by Japanese aircraft; as they were described by Madame Chiang Kai-shek as her “little angels” and by a Chinese foreign minister as “the soundest investment China ever made”; and as they ultimately destroyed hundreds of Japanese planes while losing only a dozen of their own in combat. Two of their veterans...

    • Brand: Berkley Pub Group
    • ASIN: 0425274195

  • A Flying Tiger's Diary (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University)

    " Draws aside the curtain of mythology and shows the AVG members--pilots, mechanics, nurses, and Chennault himself--as recognizable humans with a full spectrum of virtues and faults. Yet, the glory remains undiminished . . . A Flying Tiger's Diary is highly readable and is wholeheartedly recommended."—Military Review The Flying Tigers, under the leadership of Claire Chennault, fought legendary air battles in the skies over Burma and China. This journal of ace pilot Charles Bond, now in its fifth printing, vividly preserves his experiences in aerial combat against the Japanese, all recorded within twenty-four hours of the action. It also documents the training and living conditions of the men whom Gen. Bruce K. Holloway has called "the most colorful group of warriors in modern times." A limited, specially bound edition of A Flying Tiger's Diary, signed and with a laid-in print by Terry Pyles, is available while supply lasts.”

    • Brand: Brand: Texas AM University Press
    • ASIN: 0890964084

  • Embroidered Flying Tigers Cap Hat

    Our Historic Propeller is hand-crafted of resin and features hand-painted yellow colored striped tips on a silver propeller. Center hub features 8 replica hub bolts, and it has a durable keyhole hanger mounted on the back for easy hanging. Measures 4' long and is about 1" thick.

    • Color: Olive
    • Brand: Sporty's
    • ASIN: B01KGIUNTS
    • UPC: 818612011051

  • The Flying Tigers

    During World War II, a group of American fighter pilots roamed the skies over China and Burma, menacing the Japanese war effort without letup. Flamboyant, daring, and courageous, they were called the Flying Tigers. The Tigers, who had been recruited from the Army, Navy, and Marines, first saw action as a volunteer group fighting on the side of the Chiang Kia-shek's China against Japan. Trained in the unconventional air-combat tactics of their maverick leader Claire Lee Chennault, they racked up some of the most impresive air victory records of World War II. This is the story of Chennault and his magnificent Tigers — and how they performed the impossible.

    • ASIN: B00O028786

  • The Flying Tigers (Landmark books, 105)

    Random House Hardcover w/170 pages and black/white photographs. - During World War II a group of American fighter pilots roamed the skies over China and Burma, menacing the Japanese war effort without letup. Flamboyant, daring and courageous, they were called the Flying Tigers. The Tigers, who had been recruited from the Army, Navy and Marines, first saw action as a volunteer group fighting on the side of Chiang Kai-shek's China against Japan. Schooled in the unconventional air-combat tactics of their unorthodox leader, Claire Lee Chennault, they racked up some of the most impressive air-victory records of World War II. In this book Toland tells the incredible story of Chennault and his magnificent Tigers, a group of men who perform the impossible.

    • ASIN: B0006AYTPQ