posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 12:57 AM
The Flying Tigers were formed more than 60 years ago by General Claire Lee Chennault, commander of the US 14th Air Fleet during World War II, to
support China's fight against the Japanese. During the war, the US Flying Tiger shot down more than 2000 Japanese fighters and killed over 60
thousand Japanese aggressors. American pilots had ever opened up the "Hump Course" across the "the Roof of the World". Over 600 Chinese and
American planes crashed and over 1, 500 pilots lost their precious lives.Chinese people never forget US "Flying Tiger" pilots who helped fight
invading Japanese troops 60 years ago.