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The Resource Flying Tigers, Paul Szuscikiewicz

Flying Tigers, Paul Szuscikiewicz

Label
Flying Tigers
Title
Flying Tigers
Statement of responsibility
Paul Szuscikiewicz
Title variation
Fighting elites
Title variation remainder
Flying Tigers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In August 1941, a handful of young Americans disembarked at Rangoon, Burma, the first contingent of fighter pilots of Claire Lee Chennault's American Volunteer Group. Enlisted from the US Army, Navy and Marine Corps to aid the Chinese Nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek in the their bitter war against the Japanese, Chennault's aviators were destined to gain worldwide renown as the Flying Tigers. Within the year the Flying Tigers' distinctive shark-toothed P-40 fighters would be credited with destroying nearly 300 enemy aircraft ... Flying Tigers retells the full story behind one of World War II's most colorful fighting elite forces, from the recruitment of the first pilots, through their initial training in Burma and the savage dogfights over Rangoon, to their missions defending the retreating Allied forces. A final chapter looks at the demise of the unit and makes a critical assessment of its contribution to the Allied war effort"--Front flap of book jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
SDL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Szuscikiewicz, Paul
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D790
LC item number
.S99 1990
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flying Tigers (AVG), Inc
  • United States
  • United States
  • China
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
  • Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
  • Burma Road (China and Burma)
  • Chennault, Claire Lee
  • Chiang, Kai-shek
  • P-40 (Fighter plane)
  • Fighter planes
Target audience
adult
Label
Flying Tigers, Paul Szuscikiewicz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War in China -- Chennault's Flying Tigers -- First skirmishes -- Battle for Rangoon -- The long retreat -- Assessment
Control code
15137349
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
80 pages
Isbn
9780831726720
Lccn
2010474081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm22285846
  • (OCoLC)22285846
Label
Flying Tigers, Paul Szuscikiewicz
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War in China -- Chennault's Flying Tigers -- First skirmishes -- Battle for Rangoon -- The long retreat -- Assessment
Control code
15137349
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
80 pages
Isbn
9780831726720
Lccn
2010474081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm22285846
  • (OCoLC)22285846

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