Answer to Question #157162 in History for Chris

Question #157162

How are the Flying Tigers an example of Volunteerism?

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Flying Tigers and Volunteerism

           As the name suggests, Flying Tigers was a volunteer group of pilots from America, made up of military forces from the U.S.  A retired captain of the U.S army trained these pilots to fight rivals, including people in Burma, in the mid-1900s (Buchan, 2017). These recruits were supposed to volunteer and help offer flying services as the Chinese were trying to regain their transport and port systems. They had been diverted to the Japanese’s control, and the flying tigers had to take part in offering aid in protecting the Chinese capital. Being military forces, they also helped fight through flying tactics, which damages the Japanese air forces leading to a win for China.


Buchan, E. (2017). A Few Planes for China: The Birth of the Flying Tigers. University Press of New England.

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