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US Army Air Corps Flying Tiger Patch – Plastic Backing Right Facing

$11.99

A squadron patch of the US Army Air Corps Flying Tiger with plastic backing.

  • 3″
  • With Hook and Loop
  • US Veteran Aviator Owned Busines

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Air Corps Flying Tiger Patch – Plastic Backing

A squadron patch of the US Army Air Corps Flying Tiger with plastic backing.

  • 3″
  • With Hook and Loop
  • US Veteran Aviator Owned Business

The First American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Republic of China Air Force, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was formed to help oppose the Japanese invasion of China. Operating in 1941–1942, it was composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), and was commanded by Claire Lee Chennault.

The Flying Tigers began to arrive in China in April 1941. The group first saw combat on 20 December 1941, 12 days after Pearl Harbor (local time). It demonstrated innovative tactical victories when the news in the U.S. was filled with little more than stories of defeat at the hands of the Japanese forces, and achieved such notable success during the lowest period of the war for both the U.S. and the Allied Forces, as to give hope to America that it might eventually defeat Japan.

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