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ARTIFACT: 7x9" black and white Associated Press photo of three P-40s in formation (53, 13, 59). Original credits present but detached. Grainy image (most likely from being enlarged). 1st Pursuit Squadron emblem identifiable on p-40 #13.
Artifacts that belonged to members of the original Flying Tigers are extremely hard to acquire and rarely come up for sale. Often collectors lucky enough to acquire anything from the AVG will hold onto the pieces for their entire lifetime and families rarely let these artifacts go if they are lucky enough to still possess them. Don't miss this chance to own a true piece of WWII Aviation History.
VINTAGE: Circa WWII
SIZE: 7" x 9"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Black and white photograph, copy paper.
MARKINGS: Reverse of photograph reads: "Note to Editors: Under each reproduction of this picture must be carried the following credit: "ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO" This picture may not be syndicated, rented, loaned, nor used for advertising purposes".
Photo Credit reads: "2924
Associated Press Photo From New York
Caution: Use Credit
(EDITORS: This is one of a set of picture on the American Volunteer Group in China.)
FLYING SHARK IN FORMATION
CALLED THE 'FLYING SHARKS' BECAUSE OF THE SHARK FACES PAINTED ON THE FUSELAGE, THREE PLANES PILOTED BY MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN VOLUNTEER GROUP IN CHINA SCOUT THE AIR LANES FOR ANY SIGN OF JAPANESE RAIDERS.
ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO
PJM 6/21/42 1:00A FENN
ABC MON NYT PA TMC LON SAA B 62"
ITEM NOTES: This is from a collection of Flying Tigers artifacts that we here at Flying Tiger Antiques have been commissioned to sell. We will be listing more over the coming weeks. CON-AVG-PAHX14 LDIEX11/14
CONDITION: 9- (Excellent+): Photo has very minor wear at corners, no bends or tears, tiny spot of scrapbook marks on reverse. Photo credit shows appropriate age discoloration, no bends, rips or tears.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.