14th Air ForceThe Flying Tigers blazed their way to glory over the skies of Burma and China in World War II. Retired Army Air Corps Captain and Air Advisor to China, Claire Lee Chennault, organized the American Volunteer Group (AVG) in early 1941 to defend the Burma Road, the lifeline to China. Flying P-40 Warhawks, the AVG compiled a record unequalled in air combat, destroying 299 enemy planes in the air with loss of 12 of their own. In tribute to their daring and skill, the Chinese named the Americans the Flying Tigers.
|Series||This marker is part of the More Than Words series|
|Placed By||The Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force Association|
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|Date Added||Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 747264 N 4407274|
|Decimal Degrees||39.77951667, -84.11275000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 46.771', W 84° 6.765'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 46' 46.26" N, 84° 6' 45.9" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Spaatz Cir, Riverside OH 45431, US|
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