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RE: Flying Tigers
Yes. the Tigers did not go into the USAF.. They went inot the USAAF.
They were in operation for about two years. Only 8 months combat.
Technically from December 1941 to end of July 1942.
There was a few months transition as the CATF...
[mailto:owner-KOREAN-WAR-L@raven.cc.ku.edu]On Behalf Of Donald McElfresh
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 2:07 AM
Subject: Re: Flying Tigers
Not all the Tigers went into the USAF. The real Tigers were the six month
AVG, weren't they?
James Small wrote:
> At 09:12 PM 1/29/02 -0800, Love Shack wrote:
> > They were supplied up to 1949 with P51 Mustangs and P40N Warhawks.
> >and maybe a few P38 Lightnings from the 23rd Airforce in CBI during WW2.
> There is no "23rd Airforce". The American Volunteer Group -- the true
> "Flying Tigers" -- became the 23rd Fighter Group which, in World War Two,
> served under the 14th Air Force in China.
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