A FLYING TIGER'S DIARY. Charles R. BOND JR., With Terry ANDERSON.
A FLYING TIGER'S DIARY
A FLYING TIGER'S DIARY
A FLYING TIGER'S DIARY

A FLYING TIGER'S DIARY

College Station: Texas A&M University Press, [1984]. Illustrated. First Edition. Signed presentation from Bond on the front endpaper: “16 Aug 1984. To Gene- With fond memories and warm regards, Charlie Bond.” Gene may have been a fellow Flying Tiger- many copies are presented to fellow military aviators. A personal account of serving with the Flying Tigers, with his personal photographs. Bond was shot down twice and scored nine (sometimes listed as seven) aerial victories. The First American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Republic of China Air Force in 1941–1942, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), recruited under President Franklin Roosevelt's authority before Pearl Harbor and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault. The group consisted of three fighter squadrons of around 30 aircraft each that trained in Burma to defend the Republic of China against Japanese aggression. AVG pilots destroyed 296 enemy aircraft, while losing only 14 pilots. Tall 8vo., blue cloth in dust jacket; 248 pages. Very Good (covers nice & bright; contents clean & tight); very minor wear d/j. A nice copy! Item #57342

First Edition. Signed presentation from Bond on the front endpaper: “16 Aug 1984. To Gene- With fond memories and warm regards, Charlie Bond.” Gene may have been a fellow Flying Tiger- many copies are presented to fellow military aviators. A personal account of serving with the Flying Tigers, with his personal photographs. Bond was shot down twice and scored nine (sometimes listed as seven) aerial victories. The First American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Republic of China Air Force in 1941–1942, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), recruited under President Franklin Roosevelt's authority before Pearl Harbor and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault. The group consisted of three fighter squadrons of around 30 aircraft each that trained in Burma to defend the Republic of China against Japanese aggression. AVG pilots destroyed 296 enemy aircraft, while losing only 14 pilots.

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