Images related to my book, China's Wings, and the history of the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC), which flew and fought in China before, during, and…
General Joseph Warren Stilwell (March 19, 1883 – October 12, 1946) was a United States Army four-star General known for service in the China Burma India Theater. His caustic personality was reflected in the nickname "Vinegar Joe". George Marshall acknowledged he'd given Stilwell "one of the most difficult" assignments of any theater commander.
15 Apr 41: President Roosevelt approves the formation of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) of combat pilots in China. This unit will become the famous Flying Tigers. The Flying Tiger insignia, created by the Walt Disney Company, was proudly worn by General and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek. The Walt Disney Studio created an estimated 1,200 insignias over the course of the war and assigned a crew of five studio artists to produce morale-boosting insignias, nose art and posters. #WWII #History
Claire L. Chennault with Madame Chiang Kai-shek and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek in 1937. Chennault accepted an invitation by Madame Chiang Kai-shek, Secretary of the Chinese air force, to build the Chinese air force. She hired American Claire Chennault, a former USAAF captain, to train Chinese pilots and build an air force. You see Chennault seated in this photo wearing a Chinese Air Force uniform with the rank of colonel.