Fly­ing Tigers re­mem­bered

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA -

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.


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