The Real Flying Tigers | 1999
Documentary about the American Volunteer Group, nicknamed "The Flying Tigers." A year before Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt authorized a covert operation to bomb Tokyo and other key Japanese cities. The author of the plan was the controversial ex-army captain Claire Lee Chennault. Although the plan was never carried out, it lead to the formation of the American Volunteer Group. The Flying Tigers became the fearless flying unit of World War II, flying missions over China, Burma and Japan.