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Prior to December 7, 1941, a small band of American military men volunteered to join the American Volunteer Group (A.V.G.) to serve under Claire Chennault in the defense of China. Following America's entry into the war, these men became one of the few pieces of good news to come out of the war with Japan. Their flying skills and daring service became legendary, and they became famous under the title Flying Tigers. See how many of the following questions about the Flying Tigers you can answer correctly.


In 1942 John Wayne starred in the Hollywood production of the movie Flying Tigers. In that movie whom did John Wayne portray?

 Your Answer


  1. Claire Chennault
  2. A.V.G. Ace of Aces Robert Neale
  3. Gregory Pappy Boyington
  4. David Tex Hill
  5. A fictional character who commands the Flying Tigers

Charles Older was a pilot in the Flying Tigers and a double Ace with ten air-to-air victories. Which of the following statements about Charles Older is NOT true.

Your Answer


  1. Charles Older was one of the first two Flying Tiger Aces.
  2. Charles Older returned to service in the Korean War and may be the ONLY Flying Tiger to fly as a combat pilot in another war (after WWII).
  3. Charles Older gained national attention as the judge who presided over the Charles Manson murder trial.
  4. Charles Older gained acclaim for authoring the book God Is My Co-Pilot.
  5. Charles Older earned TWO Distinguished Flying Crosses, the British Distinguished Flying Cross, and TWO Chinese Air Force Medals. 

David Lee Tex Hill was the Flying Tiger's second leading Ace, and one of their most famous pilots.  Which of the following did he have in common with Flying Tiger and subsequent Medal of Honor recipient James Howard?

Your Answer


  1. Both Tex Hill and James Howard hailed from the same state.
  2. Both Tex Hill and James Howard were born in China.
  3. Both Tex Hill and James Howard subsequently flew combat in Europe.
  4. Both Tex Hill and James Howard initially turned down offers to transfer from the A.V.G. to the U.S. Army Air Force in the Indo-China Theater.
  5. Both Tex Hill and James Howard graduated from Pomona College in California.

Claire Chennault had a patch similar to that shown sown on the back of his pilots uniform in case they were shot down over China. The writing on the patch told the Chinese that the individual they encountered was an American who was fighting to defend China, and urged them to help the pilot return to his base. What was that patch called? Your Answer

  1. Free Pass
  2. Fei Hu
  3. Bounty Patch
  4. Blood Chit
  5. Passport

When former Flying Tiger James Howard returned to military service to fly combat in Europe, he named his P-51Mustang Ding Hao. What is the Chinese interpretation of the title James Howard gave his P-51.

Your Answer


  1. Very Good
  2. Flying Tiger
  3. American Ace
  4. Wild Mustang
  5. Ace High

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