Bob Bergin, a former U.S. Foreign Service officer, writes on the history of aviation in Southeast Asia and China, the OSS (Office of Strategic Services), and military operations in the World War II China-Burma-India theater.
China Legend: Flying Tiger Ace "Tex" Hill, An Interviewby Bob Bergin
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David Lee "Tex" Hill has been called the most outstanding fighter pilot and air combat leader of World War II in China. He went to Asia with the American Volunteer Group (AVG) Flying Tigers, and stayed on with the U.S.Army Air Forces to become a triple ace. He participated in some of the AVG's most significant actions, leading the strike that stopped the Japanese advance into China at the Salween River in May 1942. As leader of the Army Air Forces 23rd Fighter Group, he planned and led some of the most devastating sorties of the air campaign in China, including the first raid against the Japanese air forces on Formosa. This is "Tex" Hill's story in his own words, as told to Bob Bergin.
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