The photo shows the Curtiss Hawk aircraft H81-A3 (the export version of Tomahawk P-40C) from the 3rd Hell’s Angels squadron of the Flying Tigers air group in the sky above the Salvin River gorge on the Sino-Burmese border.
In the foreground, Charles Herman’s “Chuck” Alder, with marks of 10 wins in the sky of China over Japanese aircraft (after the first stay in China until 04.07.1942 only 10.25 victories). Upon his return to China in 1944, he brought the account of downed Japanese aircraft to 18.25. After the war, Chuck Alder returned to law and became the supreme judge in Los Angeles.
Date: May 28, 1942