Monday, May 30, 2011

Flying Tiger Yee

The Denver Post has an intriguing story about John Yee of the suburb of Aurora, who claims to have been a translator for the American Volunteer Group in Kunming in 1941-1942. The burden of the story is that he was Claire Chennault's translator (which he wasn't), but it goes on to say that he worked in the aircraft warning and control system that protected Kunming from Japanese bombers (which makes a great deal more sense). At a time when the original Flying Tigers are dying off at an alarming rate, it's refreshing to discover another candidate for their number. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford

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