Highlights: Flying Tiger
The “Flying Tigers” is the nickname of the “American Volunteer Group”, a group of pilots and airmen who fought for China in their fight against Japan in the Sino-Japanese War. After the US officially joined WWII, the AVG became the Fourteenth Air Force. Besides air combat, the pilots also flew across the Himalayas to transport needed materials. By the end of the war in 1945, the Flying Tigers had shot down over 2600 planes and destroyed 44 warships.
The Flying Tigers are legendary heroes of the Chinese people – they are considered defenders and great friends of China.