Charlie Bond interview (video and transcript, 3 of 12), 1991

Files

Title

Charlie Bond interview (video and transcript, 3 of 12), 1991

Contributor

Boring, Frank (interviewer)
Christopher, Frank (director)
Fei Hu Films

Description

Interview of Charlie Bond by filmmaker Frank Boring for the documentary, Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. Charles R. "Charlie" Bond was Vice Squadron Leader of the First Pursuit Squadron "Adam and Eves" of the American Volunteer Group (AVG). Recruited by Skip Adair in 1941, he was inspired by photos of shark-mouthed Tomahawks of No. 112 Sqadron, RAF. He was the first to paint his P-40 in similar markings, setting the precedent for what became the trademark of the Flying Tigers. He shot down six Japanese fighters and one bomber. After the AVG disbanded, he rejoined the US Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics to train new fighter pilots. In this tape, Bond describes his initial impressions in the early days of the AVG and the camaraderie that formed among them, in addition to his first meeting with Claire Chennault.

Date

1991-02-23

Rights

Publisher

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

Identifier

RHC-88_Bond_Charles_1991-02-23_v03

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Bond, Charles R., Jr., “Charlie Bond interview (video and transcript, 3 of 12), 1991,” Digital Collections, accessed May 23, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/41916.
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