December 20 1941 – The American Volunteer Group Enters Service Over Kunming, China

December 20 1941 – The American Volunteer Group Enters Service Over Kunming, China5 (100%) 1 vote *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Days after Japan attacked the United States Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, American pilots secretly ordered to China by President Franklin Roosevelt took to the skies above Kunming on December 20, 1941. The American Volunteer Group (AVG), known as the Flying Tigers, put their skills to the test on behalf of Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist forces in the Second Sino-Japanese War. Over the next six months, the “Special Air Unit” earned a place in aviation lore for its valiant performance against long odds. The seeds for the AVG were planted in […]