A Few Planes for China: The Birth of the Flying Tigers by Eugenie Buchan
English | November 7th, 2017 | ASIN: B0728B4X2H, ISBN: 1611688663 | 308 Pages | EPUB | 9.76 MB
On December 7, 1941, the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the United States into armed conflict with Japan. In the following months, the Japanese seemed unbeatable as they seized American, British, and European territory across the Pacific: the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Dutch East Indies. Nonetheless, in those dark days, the US press began to pick up reports about a group of American mercenaries who were bringing down enemy planes over Burma and western China. The pilots quickly became known as Flying Tigers, and a legend was born. But who were these flyers for hire and how did they wind up in the British colony of Burma?