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When tigers ruled the sky : the Flying Tigers : American outlaw pilots over China in World War II / Bill Yenne.

Yenne, Bill, 1949- (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 951.042 YEN WHE (Text) 34207002011261 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 951.04 YENNE (Text) 34706001523598 Aviation Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780425274194 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 359 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley Caliber, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The warlord and the Japanese -- The formative years of a visionary loner -- Young tigers -- Chiang Kai-Shek and the Americans -- Young tigers get their wings -- A bridge to war -- Warplanes for a generalissimo on the run -- American volunteers for China skies -- Bounty hunters and farmers sail for China -- The old man of Toungoo and his buccaneers -- The war comes to Southeast Asia -- Stale bread and fair weather friends -- To do something in this war -- Flying Tigers in Asian skies -- Blood and fire over Rangoon -- We cannot hold Burma without Chinese help -- Make them pay -- To the Gold Coast and beyond -- From tedium to rat race -- Turning points -- Unrest in the ranks -- The last days of Lei Yun -- Last exits -- Saving China while the quarterback hiked -- Scotty and the tigers -- Fixated upon a mirage -- Bombing season -- Countdown to dissolve day -- Coming out of the cold on a shoestring -- From Flying Tigers into hungry mastiffs -- Out of China -- And into history.
Summary, etc.: 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 would later earn the Medal of Honor and as a group, the Flying Tigers managed to rack up a better record than any other air wing in the Pacific theater. "When Tigers Ruled the Sky "is a thrilling and triumphant account of their courage and their legacy." Publisher's marketing.
Subject: United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 14th.
China. Kong jun. American Volunteer Group.
Flying Tigers (AVG), Inc.
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 > Aerial operations.
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 > Participation, American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, American.

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