Scenes of the "Flying Tigers" in China during early phase of World War II
China Date:1942 Duration:1 min 33 sec Sound:Yes
Curtiss P-40 airplane of the "Flying Tigers" with tiger teeth painted on its nose, early in World War 2. American volunteer airmen of the squadron loading belt of 50 caliber ammunition into the plane. A red warning flag raised above the plane as guns are tested on the ground. Flying Tigers pilots in their operations office. Closeup of American General Claire Chennault,adviser to the Chinese Air Force and Commander of the Flying Tigers. Pilots scramble to their aircraft and take off to engage Japanese planes. Eight P-40s flying overhead in a V formation. Aerial view of Flying Tiger P-40s in flight. Closeup view of what appears to be a Japanese Tachikawa Ki-36 airplane, in flight. A P-40 diving. General Chennault conversing with a Chinese officer. A group of pilots in flight suits and helmets walking away from the flight line after a mission.
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