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    C.L. Chennault Typed Letter Signed "C.L. Chennault." One page document, measuring 8.5" x 11", dated September 12, 1947, from Shanghai, China. The letter is written on CNRRA Air Transport stationery, and features Chinese characters in the header as well as in the address. The letter reads in part, "This report was prepared for one of the American aviation magazines by my public relations officer. It is intended for your information and use as desired except, of course, for commercial publication." C.L. Chennault was the head of the famed flying unit, "The Flying Tigers," a group of American men and women based in China, who trained to face the Japanese Air Force during the War. C.Chennault was responsible for shaping these individuals into the elite force they turned out to be. They were easily recognizable by the large teeth and eyes painted on the noses of their planes. A fantastic lot, commemorating an amazing fighting unit.

    The letter is in fine condition; yellowing has occurred from age and acid degradation; the usual folds are present; a paper clip has left rust stains down the entire left edge; signature is clear and legible! Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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