BATTLE OF CHINA: Proof by Chennault

The U.S. Air Force in China was still pitifully small—a few fighters, fewer bombers. Most of the fields painfully prepared by the patient Chinese were still idle; some had been taken by the Jap. But the Air Force was at work. What it had accomplished under the command of seam-faced Brigadier General Claire Lee Chennault made the Chinese feel warm all over.

With what he had, Chennault accomplished wonders comparable to his work with the A.V.G., a few of whose members stayed on to show youngsters of the U.S. Army the know-how of...

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