Prowling the Burma Road: The Flying Tigers

Its centerpiece a P-40B Tomahawk fighter with the famous shark mouth on its cowling, this exhibit tells the story of the American Volunteer Group (AVG), its members recruited from the ranks of the U.S. military.  Called the Flying Tigers, they were contract pilots of a private company and paid by the Chinese government to fight against the Japanese.  They flew their first missions after the Pearl Harbor attack and disbanded on July 4, 1942.