Flying Tiger: The True Story of General Claire Chennault and by Jack Samson

By Jack Samson

The Flying Tigers and the U.S. Fourteenth would be the topic of a major upcoming movie from IMAX and director John Woo. The movie is scheduled to begin capturing in spring 2011 without company unlock date acknowledged but. The position of Chenault within the movie could be the position of a life-time for a big star.
When a sickly, half-deaf, forty-seven-year-old retired U.S. military Air Corps Captain went to China in 1937 to survey Chiang Kai-shek’s chinese language Air strength, little did the realm understand this might be the guy to stem the japanese tide within the a long way East. nearly each army professional expected his handful of pilots of the yank Volunteer crew wouldn't final 3 weeks. but in seven months in 1942, the AVG, battling a rear-guard motion over Burma, China, Thailand, and French Indonesia, destroyed a proven 199 planes, with one other 153 “probables” to boot. They did this wasting merely 4 pilots and twelve P-40s in air strive against and sixty-one at the ground.

In this definitive biography of basic Claire Chennault, veteran reporter Jack Samson bargains a unprecedented and interesting inside of examine this mythical guy at the back of the Flying Tigers.

Unlike Eisenhower and MacArthur, Chennault was once no saintly army chief. He was once a chain-smoking, bourbon-drinking, womanizing guy. He was once the type of chief his males knew may well and did fly larger than they--in any form of aircraft. yet first and final, he was once a fighter--a tricky, single-minded warrior who was once by no means harassed by means of who the enemy used to be in Asia, despite what the country division thought.

Following Chennault from this command of the Fourteenth U.S. military Air strength in the course of global conflict II to the a part of his lifestyles that's not good known--the interesting postwar years in China and Formosa, the place his Civilian Air delivery (CAT) turned the scourge of the pink Chinese--The Flying Tiger is a rare portrait of 1 of America’s nice army commanders.

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