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The photograph P-40 Tomahawk #49 flown by Tom Hayward of the Third Pursuit Squadron -- Hell's Angels -- of the American Volunteer Group was probably taken from aircraft #47 on May 28, 1942 near the Salween River Gorge on the China-Burma border. [via]

The photograph Tomahawk flown by Tom Hayward of the Third Pursuit Squadron — Hell’s Angels — of the American Volunteer Group was probably taken by R. Smith and his Leica on May 1942 near the Salween River Gorge on the China-Burma border.

A Curtiss P-40N Warhawk American Volunteer Group markings ... The FLYING TIGERS

A Curtiss Warhawk American Volunteer Group markings

A Curtiss P-40 Warhawk from the the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942, famously nicknamed the "Flying Tigers".

A Curtiss Warhawk from the the American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force in famously nicknamed the "Flying Tigers".

General Chennault, of the Flying Tigers. He's standing in front of a P-51C Mustang, delivered to the 23rd Fighter Group in November 1943.

Major General Claire Lee Chennault the commander of the Flying Tigers air group in China during World War II

Flying Tigers AVG 3rd Pursuit "Hell's Angel's" by warbirdwear  The Flying Tigers was the popular name of the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942. The pilots came from all American branches, recruited under Presidential sanction and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault. The group consisted of three fighter squadrons with about 20 aircraft each. This design is the 3rd Pursuit squadron, the famous “Hell’s Angel’s”.

‘Flying Tigers AVG 3rd Pursuit "Hell's Angel's"’ T-Shirt by warbirdwear

‘Flying Tigers AVG Pursuit "Hell's Angel's"’ T-Shirt by warbirdwear

Curtiss Hawk 81A 23FG3PS W47 P 8127 Robert Smith Burma 1942 01

Curtiss Hawk P 8127 Robert Smith Burma 1942 01

Curtiss Tomahawks Mark IIBs of No. 112 Squadron RAF at LG 102 in the Sidi Heneish area, Egypt. In the foreground is AN218 'B' "Menace", flown by Flying Officer N Bowker who had shot down a Savoia Marchetti SM79 in it on 14 September 1941. The second aircraft is AK461 'A', which was destroyed in combat over Sidi Rezegh on 25 November 1941. This photograph constituted the first public appearance of 112 Squadron's famous 'Sharkmouth' insignia, when published in October 1941.

CM Curtiss Tomahawks Mark IIBs of No. 112 Squadron RAF at LG 102 in the Sidi Heneish area Egypt. In the foreground is 'B' "Menace" flown by Flying Officer N Bowker who had shot down a Savoia Marchetti in it on 14 September 1941

RT "Tadpole" Smith 3rd Squadron AVG Ace by P-40B # 91 in Burma during 1942.

Robert Tharp (R.) Smith ,sometimes called Squadron AVG # during

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