World War II – Curtiss P-40 fighters from the “Flying Tigers” squadron

Curtiss P-40, Flying Tigers


World War 2 Photos – A Chinese soldier guarding the American Curtiss P-40 fighter planes from the squadron “Flying Tigers“. China. 1942 year.
Curtiss P-40 – American fighter of the Second World War, developed by the corporation Curtiss-Wright. The basis of the design was the Hawk-75 fighter (P-36), which had been produced since 1936.
Flying Tigers – the usual name of the volunteer military air unit American Volunteer Group (AVG), who fought on the side of the Republic of China in 1941-1942.

 

 

Place of photo: China
Date of the photo: July 1942

 

 

Source: National Archives of the United States

In : 1942

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