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Flying Tigers : Claire Chennault and his American volunteers, 1941-1942

Author: Daniel Ford
Publisher: New York : Smithsonian Books/Collins, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : Updated and rev. edView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Claire Lee Chennault; Claire Lee Chennault
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Ford
ISBN: 9780061246555 0061246557
OCLC Number: 76481585
Description: xv, 384 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface to the new edition --
Presenting Colonel Chennault --
The special air unit --
Too good to be true --
Looks mean as hell --
Flaming till hell won't have it --
Such a bright red! --
He just went spinning away --
Leaning forward --
they fell in a straight line --
Hoffman down and dead --
get the heck out of here --
Did you have any warning? --
Like a movie, only better --
the pilots' revolt --
Auction sale at Loiwintg --
Piss on Bissell --
Worse than you know --
Passing into history --
Appendix 1: Identifying Japanese aircraft --
Appendix 2 : Warplanes used in Burma and China --
Appendix 3 : Victories credited to AVG pilots.
Responsibility: Daniel Ford.

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New edition of a classic

by Oldpilot (WorldCat user published 2007-05-23) Excellent Permalink
Ford's 1991 history of the American Volunteer Group startled some and offended others. For the first time, "Flying Tiger" victory claims were compared to actual Japanese losses in the winter and spring of 1941-1942. The new edition from HarperCollins brings the text up to date and is somewhat shorter...
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