Flying Tigers
3rd edition 2016

‘War history as it should be written!’ — The Hook

Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers, 1941-1942

"During the dark, early days of World War II, when the Imperial Japanese army, navy, and air force were running roughshod over Asia and the Pacific, it seemed that nothing could stop them. Only a small band of American mercenary fliers based in Burma and known as the Flying Tigers, led by a leather-faced fighter named Claire Chennault, seemed able to challenge and defeat the Japanese....

"The exciting story of this legendary fighting force that wore American uniforms but Chinese insignia is told in Daniel Ford's definitive history of the legendary Flying Tigers. Every page contains a new tidbit of information and rich, long-forgotten detail."World War II magazine, November 2007

The third edition of Flying Tigers is now being rolled out. You can find the e-book ($7.95) at Amazon and other online stores. The paperback ($14.95) is slower to percolate through the system, but it's for sale on Amazon's stores in North America (including Canada) and Europe (including the Brexiting Britain). Or copy this coupon code — 4EDMM32V — for a four-dollar discount at the distributor's store. You can also get an autographed copy from me. (PayPal rolls your credit card; I put the book in the mail, usually the next morning.)

Meantime, I'm updating this website so it will mesh better with the new edition. For one thing, I've incorporated all the additions and corrections that I've accumulated over the years, so I've deleted the old "errata" page. And I've added Amazon's neat online preview (first link below, though I'm told it won't work if you have ad-blocking software). Now I'm in the process of updating the Notes & Sources, after which I plan to add some of the supplementary material that used to be in the 1991 hardcover. Bear with me while I finish it up. Blue skies! — Daniel Ford

Start reading the e-book now
Notes and Sources
A Flying Tigers bibliography
The Order of Battle - tables and maps
Warplanes of Burma and China
100 Fair Pilots plus 10
AVG victory credits, in the air and on the ground
Chris Shores on the subject of AVG victory claims
What the reviewers said
Half price! The 2007 HarperCollins edition

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