CHINA Flying Tiger Historical Organization donates to Guilin

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Flying Tiger Historical Organization donates to Guilin

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01:18, April 01, 2019

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Members of the Flying Tiger Historical Organization and family members of the Flying Tigers pose for photo in front of a C-47 transport plane while visiting the Flying Tiger Heritage Park in Guilin on March 30, 2019. (Photo: VCG)

The government of Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, has received a donation of historical articles from the U.S.-based Flying Tiger Historical Organization.

The donated items include historical files about the legendary force, cameras, photos, lantern slides and magazines and other objects.

Members of the Flying Tiger Historical Organization and family members of the Flying Tigers pose for photo in front of a C-47 transport plane while visiting the Flying Tiger Heritage Park in Guilin on March 30, 2019. [Photo: VCG]

According to a report by Chinanews.com, the donation was made as part of marking the fourth anniversary of the Flying Tiger Heritage Park in Guilin on Saturday.

On the day, about 20 family members of the Flying Tigers made a visit to the park with the guidance of Larry Jobe, a veteran member of Flying Tiger and also the president of the Flying Tiger Historical Organization.

Among the things on display at the park was a C-47 transport plane, which Jobe flew with 4 other veteran pilots and landed in Guilin two years ago. The aircraft has since been displayed at the park for people to remember the history.

Jobe said that it was an unforgettable journey full of hardships, adding that he hopes the historic friendship between China and the U.S. could be remembered.

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Members of the Flying Tiger Historical Organization and family members of the Flying Tigers visit the Flying Tiger Heritage Park in Guilin on March 30, 2019. (Photo: VCG)

Since 1987, many veteran members of the Flying Tigers and their family members have come to visit China and made various donations to the Guilin government.

The Flying Tiger Heritage Park in Guilin is located on the site of the Yangtang Airfield, which used to serve as command post by the Flying Tigers during the war.

Founded in 2007, the Flying Tiger Historical Organization has been making efforts to help raise funds for the building of the heritage park in Guilin to honor the Flying Tigers.

The Flying Tigers, officially known as the American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force, were formed in 1941, led by U.S. General Claire Lee Chennault to help China drive out invading Japanese troops.


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