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The Flying Tigers, Toland, John

The Flying Tigers

Authors: Toland, John
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
BISAC/Subject: YAN006030, YAN025130, YAN025220
ISBN: 9780553535082, Related ISBNs: 0553535080, 9780553535082
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 176
Audience: Young adult
Synopsis: During World War II, a group of American fighter pilots roamed the skies over China and Burma, menacing the Japanese war effort without letup. Flamboyant, daring, and courageous, they were called the Flying Tigers. 
The Tigers, who had been recruited from the Army, Navy, and Marines, first saw action as a volunteer group fighting on the side of the Chiang Kia-shek's China against Japan. Trained in the unconventional air-combat tactics of their maverick leader Claire Lee Chennault, they racked up some of the most impresive air victory records of World War II.
This is the story of Chennault and his magnificent Tigers — and how they performed the impossible.

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