Charlie Mott interview (video and transcript, 9 of 9), 1991

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Title

Charlie Mott interview (video and transcript, 9 of 9), 1991

Contributor

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

Description

Interview of Charles Mott by filmmaker Frank Boring for the documentary, Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. Charles Mott was a Flight Leader for the American Volunteer Group (AVG) 2nd Squadron "Panda Bears." Recruited from the U.S. Navy, where he served three years as a Dive Bomber pilot, he joined the AVG in 1941. During a mission over Thailand, he was shot down by ground fire and captured, severely wounded. He was placed in a POW camp along the River Kwai railway for 3 1/2 years and repatriated at the end of the war. He was the sole survivor of the four AVG pilots captured. In this tape, Mott discusses the enduring contribution of the AVG and the sense of hope the Flying Tigers gave the Chinese people during that time.

Date

1991-05-16

Rights

Publisher

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

Identifier

RHC-88_Mott_Charlie_1991-05-16_v09

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Mott, Charles D., “Charlie Mott interview (video and transcript, 9 of 9), 1991,” Digital Collections, accessed May 30, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/42009.
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