Tiger Wang interview (video and transcript), 1991

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Tiger Wang interview (video and transcript), 1991

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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 "Tiger" Wang Shuming was a member of the Chinese Communist Party who had trained in aviation in the Soviet Union. He served the nascent Chinese Air Force as a flight instructor at the Chinese Air Force Academy, established in Hangchow and later moved to Kunming. When the American Volunteer Group (AVG) was established by Claire Lee Chenault to assist the Chinese Air Force in flight instruction, Wang was the Academy's Assistant Commandant (Executive Officer). Later, Wang and Chennault coordinated their defense of the Burma Road against Japanese bombers. After World War II, Wang led a decorated military career, and was eventually promoted to be General and Commander-in-Chief of the Chinese Air Force, and then Chief of Staff of the Ministry of National Defense. He served in the United Nations as a representative of China and later became the Chinese Ambassador to Jordan.

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1991-03-19

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Contributor

Boring, Frank
Christopher, Frank
Fei Hu Films

Identifier

RHC-88_Wang_Tiger_1991-03-19

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video/mp4
application/pdf

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video
text

Language

chi
eng

Citation

Wang Shuming, “Tiger Wang interview (video and transcript), 1991,” Digital Collections, accessed July 20, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29969.
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