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ElAurens
04-29-2004, 06:54 PM
I had the great good fortune to attend a lecture on Wednesday at the USAF Museum by Peter Wright, Flight Leader, Second Squadron (Panda Bears), AVG.

I could fill way too many pages with what he had to say... but one thing of interest was the bombs they used on their new E models during the battle of Salween gorge. He said that the Chinese Air Force had Russian "350 pound" bombs!! That would be about 160 Kg. Is there such a Russian bomb?

He also showed a slide of him peering into the rear cockpit of an I-16 trainer that the CAF had...

More later.....

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ElAurens
04-29-2004, 06:54 PM
I had the great good fortune to attend a lecture on Wednesday at the USAF Museum by Peter Wright, Flight Leader, Second Squadron (Panda Bears), AVG.

I could fill way too many pages with what he had to say... but one thing of interest was the bombs they used on their new E models during the battle of Salween gorge. He said that the Chinese Air Force had Russian "350 pound" bombs!! That would be about 160 Kg. Is there such a Russian bomb?

He also showed a slide of him peering into the rear cockpit of an I-16 trainer that the CAF had...

More later.....

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jensenpark
04-29-2004, 07:01 PM
"I could fill way too many pages with what he had to say"

Then please do!!!!!

Thanks in advance for sharing.

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Buzz Beurling flying his last sortie over Malta, Oct.24, 1942

LEXX_Luthor
04-29-2004, 08:35 PM
I~16 trainer (sort of) ---> http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/photopage65.html

Must See pics... http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/mainpage.html

DStrong86
04-30-2004, 07:00 PM
There's also the 90 minute VIDEO from Amazon.com - Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers Frank Christopher

For more info read threads ...

(thread) Burma, PTO or NO?
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=26310365&m=747102583

(thread) Flying Tiger lecture at USAFM
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=26310365&m=297105383

"the lectures are available on video tape from the USAF Museum" but I haven't ordered any, so I'm not sure how this would be worked out ...

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/
Guest Lecture Series
http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/pa/glapr04.htm

Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Tiger Tails by a real Flying Tiger
Mr. Peter Wright

Peter Wright will discuss the purpose and formation of the American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force (AVG), commonly known as the Flying Tigers. As Flight Leader, Wright was with the first boatload of volunteers to sail for the Far East in the early summer of 1941 and one of the last to leave China when the group was disbanded in 1942.

Wright will also discuss the pros and cons of the P-40 in combat, and the reasons for the outstanding success of the AVG.

Peter Wright has been involved in the aviation industry for more than sixty years. He has a long history in civil helicopter operations, where he has proven his management leadership in a number of different areas of the commercial helicopter business.

After attending Yale University for two years, he joined the Navy and graduated from Pensacola Naval Flight School in 1940. He served as a dive-bomber pilot on the aircraft carriers RANGER, WASP and YORKTOWN. In 1941, he resigned from the Navy to join General Chennault?s American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers), serving in China and flying P-40s against the Japanese until the AVG disbanded in July 1942. He left the Chinese Air Force with the rank of major and with a number of combat decorations.