Yesterday, I went out to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport to see the Atlanta Warbirds Weekend which featured a gathering for the 75th Anniversary of the Flying Tigers. This was a very interesting and informative event which included several of the P-40 Flying Tiger aircraft, surviving members of the AVG and many other displays of World War II memorabilia.
The day included educational sessions and rememberances from veterans of WWII. I guess I knew some of the history of the Flying Tigers but really only remembered the famous nose art which may be the case for most people. Flying Tigers is actually the nickname of the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) which was a group of 3 squadrons of Army, Navy, and Marine pilots and flight support staff that operated as part of the Chineese Army in 1941-1942 prior to the US entry into the War. These pilots are legendary for their success in fighting the Japanese and the Flying Tigers were quickly put forward as heros with a John Wayne movie being made to promote support of the war effort.
I will share more images from this event but wanted to get one out there for today.
DeKalb–Peachtree Airport (PDK)
2000 Airport Road
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
22mm @ f/11 – 1/125 sec – ISO 100