• 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 Memories

    Flying Tiger Memories tells the story of one of the world s most legendary airlines, through the eyewitness stories and memories of its employees, pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and friends. From the its roots as a group of American pilots fighting in China during World War 2, the first scheduled cargo airline in the United States was born: the Flying Tiger Line. The story continued through the golden piston prop days of Commandos and Connies to the Jet Age with the Boeing 707, Douglas DC-8, Boeing 747 Jumbo, all the way up to the 1989 billion-dollar merger that made FedEx a global brand. Daring tales of bravery such as flying thousands of tonnes of rice into Phnom Penh under fire ahead of the Khmer Rouge. Incredible stories of survival such as the crew who spent two days in the Pacific menaced by sharks after ditching at sea. And charming memories of animal charters gone wrong, flight attendants lost in Hong Kong, father-and-son cockpit crews, and the love, professionalism and rebelliousness found in a unique organisation with a special mission, and the famous Can-Do Spirit. Includes 330 images.

    • ASIN: 0993260489

  • Flying Tigers [Blu-ray]

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

    • Brand: Olive Films
    • ASIN: B00IQAUO4S
    • UPC: 887090077606

  • Flying The Hump To China, The Early Days: The Humble Beginning of the First Air Lift

    A kid from Boston yearns to fly. In December, 1941, he graduates from Army Air Corps Flight school and is assigned to a fighter squadron. But fate and Pearl Harbor intervene, and he is assigned AMMISCA, the first Air Corps transports to fly the treacherous "Hump" from India to China (the CBI Theatre). So many planes and crews were lost that the route became known as "The Aluminum Trail." This is Jim Segel's fascinating story of adventures in the air and on the ground in the early days of the world's first Air Lift. It is filled with his insights about the place of the CBI in the larger context of the war in the pacific.

    • ASIN: 1544941870

  • Flying Tigers

    • ASIN: B01KD32EYS

  • Wings of a Flying Tiger

    Featured on NPR.World War Two. Japanese occupied China. One cousin's courage, another's determination to help a wounded American pilot.In the summer of 1942, Danny Hardy bails out of his fighter plane into a remote region of western China. With multiple injuries, malaria, and Japanese troops searching for him, the American pilot’s odds of survival are slim.Jasmine Bai, an art student who has been saved by Americans during the notorious Nanking Massacre, seems an unlikely heroine to rescue the wounded Flying Tiger. Daisy Bai, Jasmine’s younger cousin, also falls in love with the courageous American.With the help of Daisy’s brother, an entire village opens its arms to heal a Flying Tiger with injured wings, but as a result of their charity the serenity of their community is forever shattered.Love, sacrifice, kindness, and bravery all play a part in this heroic tale that takes place during one of the darkest hours of Chinese history.

    • ASIN: 194859806X

  • Flying Tiger's WWII Insignia Vintage WW2 Air Corps 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.

    • Color: Green
    • Brand: Designed for Flight
    • ASIN: B07S9PP2BW

  • 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...

    • ASIN: B016VRFTRE