“Tigers and Tomahawks, The American Volunteer Group in China, 1941-42 by Ward Boyce belongs at the head of the long line of books about this legendary combat unit popularly known as the “Flying Tigers.” The product of more than four decades of research, Boyce’s book tells the A.V.G. story in great detail while adding life to the account with extensive first-person accounts by the Tigers themselves.”
– Carl Molesworth, aviation historian and author of 15 World War II-related books.
“The most complete and accurate history of the Flying Tigers that I’ve ever read.”
– Bob Andrade, A.V.G. Historian
Tigers and Tomahawks
The American Volunteer Group in China, 1941-1942
J. WARD BOYCE
The thrilling true story of the legendary group of American combat pilots known as the “Flying Tigers,” meticulously researched from official sources, personal diaries, combat reports and one-on-one interviews with surviving veterans and their Japanese counterparts.
Author J. Ward Boyce spent more than 35 years gathering information and talking to the members of this unique combat group, in order to compile the most complete, authorative and historically accurate account of their incredible adventures.
This is the true story of the “Flying Tigers” – A group of American adventurers, idealists and yes, mercenaries, who fought the Japanese in the skies over Burma and China in the early days of World War II, and who captured the imagination of the world to such an extent that 80 years later, their name is still as widely recognized as the shark’s mouth insignia of their Curtiss P-40 fighter aircraft.
276-pages, large format 8.5" x 11" (215mm x 280mm) casebound hard-cover, profusely illustrated with personal photographs, most of which have never been previously published and full color illustrations from paintings by famed aviation artist Roy Grinnell.
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