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A Personal Account of the Most Famous Fighter Squadrons of World War II. They flew the most recognizable planes in the world, boldly decorated to look like sharks' heads with teeth bared in a grin that Japanese pilots would never forget. They were the American Volunteer Group commanded by Claire Chennault, nicknamed The Flying Tigers...and they turned the tide of the Empire of Japan's aggressive domination of the Far East. Hero of the Himalayas is the memoir of Eddie Long, one of the elite Chinese pilots who joined The Flying Tigers. His story is inspiring and amazing, from his death-defying experiences flying the infamous Hump Route to facing the Japanese in air battles. Eddie's personal reminiscences and meticulous research has provided historical context and anecdotes about other Flying Tiger pilots, and experiences of the Chinese people before, during, and after the war. The gallantry and courage of Eddie Long is mirrored in the dedication and sacrifice of the Chinese citizens who helped the AVG during the war, doing everything from building runways using only stone rollers to rescuing wounded pilots...all at the risk of their own safety. A testament to the human spirit, and a fascinating history lesson, Hero of the Himalayas will give you a unique understanding of a crucial aspect of the Allies' success in defeating the Japanese, as well as showing the amazing heights to which people can rise in the causes of love, brotherhood, and freedom.
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)|
|Age Range:||1 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Eddie Long is believed to be the last surviving Flying Tiger pilot still living in China. His story bears witness to the collaborative relationship between the Chinese and the Americans during World War II, and its importance in defeating the Japanese.