Own this sold out limited edition classic which is co-signed by TWENTY-SEVEN (27) members of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Pursuit Squadrons as well as the Group Headquarters Section.
Print Size: 37" x 24.25"
May, 1942 . . . Thousands of refugees flee down the tortuous Burma Road toward Kunming, China to escape the advancing armored forces of Imperial Japan. With the armies of China devastated, it was evident that nothing but the winding Salween River at the bottom of the treacherous gorge could slow the enemy's surge toward the capitol city. After destroying the bridge behind them, those fleeing watched helplessly as the Japanese hastily started to construct a makeshift pontoon bridge. It appeared that China would face certain surrender if the enemy made it across. Hopes of an easy victory quickly began to fade though, when suddenly through the gorge range the echoes of snarling Allison engines, powering shark-mouthed P-40s of the legendary American Volunteer Group, better known as the Flying Tigers. With Tex Hill leading the charge, and with only a handful of men and planes, the AVG stopped the Japanese cold in the Salween River Gorge, and China would not fall.
Frank A. ANDERSON, Crew Chief, 1st Squadron
George R. BAILEY, Crew Chief, 2nd Squadron
Charles N. BAISDEN, Armorer, 3rd Squadron
Charles R. BOND, Vice Squadron Leader, 1st Squadron
Keith CHRISTENSEN, Armomer, 3rd Squadron
L. Paul CLOUTHIER, Operations Clerk, 3rd Squadron
Edwin L. FOBES, Admin Clerk, HQ Squadron
Paul J. GREENE, Flight Leader, 2nd Squadron
'Red' Petach HANKS, AVG Nurse
David L. 'Tex' HILL, Squadron Leader, 2nd Squadron
Ed JANSKI, Propeller Specialist
Kenneth A. JERNSTEDT, Flight Leader, 3rd Squadron
Albert V. KAELIN, Flight Ops Clerk, HQ Squadron
Robert 'Buster' KEETON, Flight Leader, 2nd Squadron
Robert F. LAYHER, Flight Leader, 2nd Squadron
Frank S. LOSONSKY, Crew Chief, 3rd Squadron
Charles D. MOTT, Flight Leader, 2nd Squadron
Joseph A. POSHEFKO, Chief Armorer, 3rd Squadron
Robert 'Catfish' RAINE, Flight Leader, 3rd Squadron
Roland L. RICHARDSON, Communications, HQ, 3rd Squadron