Flying Tigers remembered
Crew members of a military transport plane once used by the “Flying Tigers” pose for a photo after arriving in Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, on Saturday. They are (left to right) pilot Alan Searle; mechanic Barry Arlow; mechanic Mick O’Grady; Larry Jobe, president of the Flying Tigers Historical Organization; and copilot Robert Small. The plane, a C-47 Skytrain manufactured in 1944— the military version of the Douglas DC-3 — was donated by the group to the city and will be preserved at a heritage park for the legendary US air squadron that helped China fight Japanese invaders during World War II. The plane departed from Australia in August and has made stops in several countries.