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Collection Details


Collection Name: Flying Tigers Project
Repository Name: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/oral/guides/flyt.html
Dates Spanned: 1962-1962
Description: At the Flying Tiger reunion at Ojai, California, in 1962, pilots, mechanics, radiomen, administrative, and ground crew personnel reminisced of their experiences with Chennault's American Volunteer Group in Burma and China, and with the China National Aviation Corps, during and after World War II. They detail adventurous days in Rangoon, Toungoo and Kunming, retreating over the Burma Road, flying P-40's against Japanese bombers and Zeros, and operating the Mukden shuttle before the fall of Shanghai in 1949. The natural focus of those days was Claire Chennault, and these men and women recount anecdotes and impressions of him.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 17
Interviews: [24 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Transportation; Wars and Conflicts
ASP Subjects: Aeronautics; Burma; China; Kunming, Yunnan, China; Ojai, CA; Oral history; Rangoon, Burma; World War II, 1939-1945
Other Subjects: Claire Chennault; Flying Tigers
Collection Code: OHC0000835