A Nurse with a Gun

Monday, April 27, 2009

Flying Tiger

Flying Tiger 35

Nikon D-200 85mm ƒ1.8

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8 Comments:

Blogger Brigid said...

You need to do a book of these, before these faces are forgotten.

Beautiful work.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Steve said...

Her ladyship has spoken wisely.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Ernest T. Bass said...

I agree with Brigid. Who is that fellow. I collect AVG/Flying Tiger memorabilia. Have met and gotten autographs from Tex Hill, Dick Rossi, Charlie Bond. I would be very interested in his name. Great photos.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Ernest T. Bass said...

I agree. Who was the fellow in the photo? I collect AVG/Flying tiger memorabilia and have met Dick Rossi, Charlie Bond, and Tex Hill. Great photos.

8:14 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Ernest, the gentleman is an old friend of mine, Richard W. Sherman, better known as Dick Sherman. He flew with the 308 Bomb Group, 11th Bomb Squadron under Gen. Chenault's command. Dick had 52 combat missions under his belt when he was shot down over the South China Sea on Feb. 13, 1944. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters, and the Purple Heart. He volunteered to serve again with the 123 AC&W squadron in 1961. Dick retired from the military in 1968.

Dick is now a painter of his memories.

12:05 AM  
OpenID reflectoscope said...

If you want to do a book of these, I'm in for a copy.

Jim

7:32 AM  
Blogger DouginSalcha said...

I too agree with Brigid and Steve and Ernest T. Bass. Too many of these old warriors are going to their "final rest" every day. I think every story should be told from the "1st Person" perspective (while we still can get them to do so)....

3:37 PM  
Blogger Ernest T. Bass said...

Thanks for the info. Sorry for the double post..didn't think the first one went. I live in a small town in S.E. AR but there are a few vets around that have amazing stories that need to be heard. Also, if anyone is ever in the NE Louisiana area, specifically Monroe, there is an excellent aviation museum that has a lot of AVG history and is run by Gen. Chenault's grand-daughter.

9:15 PM  

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