Aleutian Tiger

This variation on the Flying Tiger theme is from the 11th Fighter Squadron which flew out of Alaska and protected the Aleutian Islands

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Had to go do some research to find the answer to this riddle.  All of the P40 aircraft on display at the Atlanta Warbird Weekend were painted with the Flying Tiger “shark face” except for this one.  This P40k Warhawk is painted with the insignia of the 11th fighter squadron, 343rd Fighter Group that was based during WWII at Elmendorf Field, Anchorage, Alaska.

This group was known as the Aleutian Tigers because their assignment was to defend the Aleutian Islands.  The group was commanded by Lt. Col. Jack Chenault, the son of General Claire Chenault who commanded the Flying Tigers.  No wonder there were similarities!

DeKalb–Peachtree Airport (PDK)
2000 Airport Road
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
16mm @ f/18 – 1/60 sec – ISO 100

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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