MTCTW Ep.3 From Mercenaries to Allies

Featuring Gary Sinise

 In August 1941, the first American Volunteer Group pilots and 100 lend-lease P-40 Warhawks released by the British began arriving at Kyedaw Field at Toungoo in Burma. Employing Chennault’s brilliant tactics, they rack up big scores against the numerically superior Japanese . The press back home takes notice and dubs the AVG, “The Flying Tigers”. December 7, 1941 the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. . Now it is America’s war as well as China’s. Tex Hill and the rest of the Tigers would soon be reclassified from mercenaries to allies. Time 44:30.