Kunming and AVG Air Training, circa 1941

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Kunming and AVG Air Training, circa 1941

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Color film taken by American Volunteer Group (AVG) Crew Chief Joe Gasdick (no sound). The footage, dated circa 1941, documents the training and flight activities of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) "Flying Tigers," servicemen organized by the U.S. Government to aid in the defense of China during the Second Sino-Japanese war.

Time-stamped scene list: 00:05 Chinese flag in a compound. Boats on Kunming lake. 01:05 Chinese rice paddie. Water irrigation pump. Women washing clothes in river. 02:22 Chinese children on street. Farmers at work. Mule convoy on street. Farmers pounding rice. 03:50 Workers sawing lumbers and breaking rocks. 4:32 Chinese peopel on track and mule convoy in a rural area. 04:45 Thieves. Market in Kunming. 07:00 Chinese hideouts. 07:57 Two men talking at Kunming airfield. 08:20 US bomber planes. 08:45 Runway construction on Kunming airfield. Chinese worker rolling the ground, having lunch break. 10:40 Chinese airplane laying up side down on the ground. 11:00 AVG trucks, jeeps. P-40s in repairing area in Kunming. Dog. 11:15 Chinese flags. 11:40 Airplanes taking off. 12:05 Training airplanes. 12:19 A city of China. People running at the air raid warning in Kunming. Group of army passing by.

Coverage

World War II

Date

1941

Rights

In Copyright

Publisher

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

Identifier

Gasdick-3

Format

video/mp5

Type

Moving Image

Language

eng
chi

Citation

Gasdick, Joseph, “Kunming and AVG Air Training, circa 1941,” Digital Collections, accessed February 29, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/53312.
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