Original title: Flying Tigers veterans died Flying Tigers had made distinctions won in battle for the war
Dai Zijin, a veteran of the Anti Japanese tigers, died in Shanghai at 9:56 a.m. on May 18, 2017, aged 102.
The Flying Tigers had made distinctions won in battle for the war. The flying tigers, known as the "Chinese US Air Force AVG,  the official name for the American Volunteer Group (English: American Volunteer Group, referred to as AVG), founder of the American flight instructor Chenault, United States and Japan in the Second World War II War America, by the flight crew on the eve of the founding of hired mercenaries the nature of the air force against Japan, Burma and other places in Chinese. Less than a year after flying tigers were in China, it was the time when the Chinese air force was exhausted and Soviet aid was largely cancelled. In the face of the Japanese invaders to almost open sky, the flying tigers is unable to hold up Chinese reliable air defense umbrella, but single handedly, anti invasion force is confirmed in the sky.Hawk-81A2 (P-40c) aircraft is the main equipment of the flying tigers, and also the main fighter of the American army in the junior middle school of the Pacific war. To build the air force volunteer team when recruiting except of the flight crew, aircraft allocation is also a big problem, because of the war in Europe is also strained, with Nazi Germany (September 1, 1939 to May 8, 1945) on the European continent at the time of the naval blockade is quite tight, the United States was also on the battlefields of Europe to provide military assistance. After 100 P-40c lending by the British machine shipped to Yangon by Qian Changzuo to receive, in Hangzhou factory manufacturing assembly qualification test, and then to the volunteer team led away. This aircraft is equipped with 1 water cooled piston engine, streamlined body and head below the large radiator, constitute the machine beautiful shape, a monoplane equipped with weapons, retractable landing gear three. Its maximum flight speed is 552 km / h. During World War II, P-40c's main opponent was Japan's zero air fighter. In contrast, the P-40c is less maneuverable than the Japanese Zero fighter, but has higher dive speed.In December 7, 1941, Chenault was first squadron and second squadron to Kunming. The air force won its first battle over Kunming. On the same day, the invasion day machine 10, was shot down 3, seriously injured 4, and the volunteer team without loss. Initially, a member of the volunteer team of the air force of the Republic of China proposed that shark heads be painted on the head of the plane to frighten the japanese. The volunteer team Chuzhan victory, Kunming newspapers reported after the battle, said AmeriCorps aircraft is "Flying Tiger", the volunteer team of fame, known as the flying tigers.Later, the delegation of the Republic of China to the Hollywood famous artists Disney request to design a team logo, Water Disney personally, according to the "Flying Tigers" a "design a wing Tiger Leaping toward the target, the tiger's tail up, and the body constitute the V shape symbol the pattern of victory. But later on, the shark head was not painted. Part of the fighter is more tiger flying paint. But there is another argument that, long before the volunteer team, Song Ziwen has been seeking AVG mark; originally Disney is to choose to the dragon as the main body, but later because the government of the Republic of China considered the dragon is a symbol of imperial autocracy, so he decided to use the tiger; but all the tiger pattern until 1942 after February, began to be used to paint AVG Tomahawk fuselage. In the face of the Japanese invaders to almost open sky, the flying tigers is unable to hold up Chinese reliable air defense umbrella, but single handedly, anti invasion force is confirmed in the sky.