Flying Tigers Interviews

Chuck Baisden interview (video and transcript), 1991

Interview (video and transcript) of Chuck Baisden by filmmaker Frank Boring for the documentary, Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. Chuck Baisden was an armorer of the AVG 3rd Squadron, "Hell's Angels." He joined the American Volunteer Group…
Charlie Bond interview (video and transcript), 1991

Interview (video and transcript) of Charlie Bond by filmmaker Frank Boring for the documentary, Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. Charlie Bond was Vice Squadron Leader of the First Pursuit Squadron "Adam and Eves" of the American Volunteer…
Tex Hill interview (video and transcript), 1991

Interview (video and transcript) of Tex Hill by filmmaker Frank Boring for the documentary, Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. Tex Hill served in the American Volunteer Group (AVG) as Squadron Leader to the 2nd Squadron "Panda Bears." Prior to…
P.Y. Shu interview (video and transcript), 1991

Interview (video and transcript) of P.Y. Shu by filmmaker Frank Boring for the documentary, Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. Col. P.Y. Shu was a Chinese interpreter for the American Volunteer Group (AVG). After attending college in China, he…
Burma Bob Locke interview (video and transcript), 1991

Interview (video and transcript) of "Burma Bob" Locke by filmmaker Frank Boring for the documentary, Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. "Burma Bob" Locke was recruited to join the American Volunteer Group (AVG) from the Navy, where he was a…
Judge Charles Older interview (video and transcript), 1991

Interview (video and transcript) of "Judge" Older by filmmaker Frank Boring for the documentary, Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. Charles "Judge" Older trained as a pilot in Long Beach and Pensacola, earning his Navy wings in 1940. He then…
Emma Jane "Red" Petach interview (video and transcript), 1991

Interview (video and transcript) of "Red" (Petach) Hanks by filmmaker Frank Boring for the documentary, Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. Emma Jane "Red" Foster first traveled to China as the first woman foreign exchange student at Lingham…
Tiger Wang interview (video and transcript), 1991

Interview (video and transcript) of "Tiger" Wang Shuming by filmmaker Frank Boring for the documentary, Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. The interview was recorded in Chinese and English, and the transcript is translated in English. General…
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Title

Flying Tigers Interviews

Creator

Boring, Frank

Description

Interviews with members of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) “Flying Tigers” conducted by Frank Boring for the documentary film Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers, which he co-produced with Frank Christopher under the production company Fei Hu Films. The AVG Flying Tigers were a group of American aviators, mechanics, medical and administrative military personnel, led by Col. Claire Chennault to assist the Chinese Air Force in their defense against Japanese air strikes from 1941-1942. The AVG Flying Tigers also flew in defense of the Burma Road, a major Chinese military supply route. The group disbanded and returned to regular U.S. military service after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Coverage

1939-1945

Rights

Subject

Oral history
United States--History, Military
China--History, Military
Veterans
China. Kong jun. American Volunteer Group
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Chinese
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American

Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Contributor

Fei Hu Films
Christopher, Frank

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-88

Format

video/mp4; application/pdf

Type

video; text

Language

English; Chinese

Date

2017-10-24