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The Resource The Flying Tigers : the untold story of the American pilots who waged a secret war against Japan, Sam Kleiner

The Flying Tigers : the untold story of the American pilots who waged a secret war against Japan, Sam Kleiner

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The Flying Tigers : the untold story of the American pilots who waged a secret war against Japan
Title
The Flying Tigers
Title remainder
the untold story of the American pilots who waged a secret war against Japan
Statement of responsibility
Sam Kleiner
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The thrilling story behind the American pilots who were secretly recruited to defend the nation's desperate Chinese allies before Pearl Harbor and ended up on the front lines of the war against the Japanese in the Pacific. Sam Kleiner's Flying Tigers tells the story of the group young American men and women who crossed the Pacific before Pearl Harbor to risk their lives defending the embattled forces of Chiang Kai-Shek's China. These 300 individuals were effectively paid mercenaries, secretly recruited by a mysterious shell company that the federal government had created to circumvent its official stance of non-intervention in the war. Drawn from across the armed services by the prospect of seeing the world and earning a good salary, they traveled to Burma under false identities in the late summer and fall of 1941 and began training there under legendary and leathery general Claire Chennault. The pilots first saw action twelve days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and for the next seven months performed an invaluable strategic service by keeping the Japanese occupied in China and thus enabling the United States to build up its armaments before fully engaging in the conflict. For their daring exploits and remarkable string of victories, they became known as the Flying Tigers"--
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1987-
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Kleiner, Samuel M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chennault, Claire Lee
  • China
  • Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
  • Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Military participation
Label
The Flying Tigers : the untold story of the American pilots who waged a secret war against Japan, Sam Kleiner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dancing in the sky -- Meeting the princess -- The Rape of Nanking -- The international squadron -- Exile in the Chinese hinterland -- An air unit for China -- Training in Toungoo -- Wartime -- Legends in their own time -- Christmas in Rangoon -- Burmese days -- Aerial guerrilla warfare -- Last stand -- Black sheep down
Control code
sky292334254
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780399564130
Lccn
2018013214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ilustrations
Label
The Flying Tigers : the untold story of the American pilots who waged a secret war against Japan, Sam Kleiner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dancing in the sky -- Meeting the princess -- The Rape of Nanking -- The international squadron -- Exile in the Chinese hinterland -- An air unit for China -- Training in Toungoo -- Wartime -- Legends in their own time -- Christmas in Rangoon -- Burmese days -- Aerial guerrilla warfare -- Last stand -- Black sheep down
Control code
sky292334254
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780399564130
Lccn
2018013214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ilustrations

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