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Posted February 29, 2012
Most of what I have found about the Flying Tigers have been broad histories with little detail about daily life in China.
This book details what it was like on the ground and in the air. I would recommend reading the history of the Flying Tigers before reading this as it will give you a better perspective of what the author is talking about and going through and why.
Posted May 6, 2004
I recently finished Lopez's book and found it very enjoyable and hard to put down. Donald Lopez is now the Assistant Director of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum. It's clear to see why he holds that title after reading this book. His insightful writing and honest accounting of his actions, and those around him, while serving in the CBI theater make this book a joy. Whether surviving the relative boredom of training in India, where he and his buddies created a few pranks to keep themselves entertained, to surviving the air-to-air fighting in the cockpit of his old P-40, where life and death was literally a wingtip away, Lopez keeps you right in the thick of the action. I guarantee that after reading this book cover to cover you will have a new respect for the much maligned P-40, for the brave men who flew and sometimes died in them, and for all those who served in the 14th Air Force during WWII. Lopez's writing brings to life a chapter of WWII history that is largely unknown by many today. I hope you take the time to read his book, I think you'll be richly rewarded.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2011
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