Mechanics work on a Flying Tigers plane at Kunming, China, in 1942. Photo: SCMP Mechanics work on a Flying Tigers plane at Kunming, China, in 1942. Photo: SCMP
Mechanics work on a Flying Tigers plane at Kunming, China, in 1942. Photo: SCMP

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Book review – A Few Planes for China: The Birth of the Flying Tigers unravels the myth behind legendary fighter pilots

A John Wayne film in 1942 immortalised their exploits, and it was claimed they shot down almost 300 Japanese aircraft, but the authenticity of the Flying Tigers’ story is shrouded in doubt

Topic |   War and conflict
Mechanics work on a Flying Tigers plane at Kunming, China, in 1942. Photo: SCMP Mechanics work on a Flying Tigers plane at Kunming, China, in 1942. Photo: SCMP
Mechanics work on a Flying Tigers plane at Kunming, China, in 1942. Photo: SCMP
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