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Commemorative 233 50th Anniversary of Flying Tigers’ Coming to China Commemorative Issue (1990)

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Stamp SN B233
Stamp Name Commemorative 233 50th Anniversary of Flying Tigers’ Coming to China Commemorative Issue (1990)
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Mammals, Aviation, National Flags, Activities
Issue date 1990-09-26
Suspension date 1992-09-26
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40x30
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc., R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Lee Kuang-chi
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,
watermarked stamp paper with gum
Back
Perforation 13 1/2
  In an effort to counter Japanese military aggression, Colonel Claire Lee Chennault, air advisor to China, under authorization of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, formed the American Volunteer Group (AVG)-more commonly known as the 〝Flying Tigers〞-on August 1, 1941. This small force of at most 270 men, consisting of American pilots and ground crew personnel, provided an effective air defense for Yunnan Province in southwestern China and its neighboring Burma. The AVG was disbanded in July 1942 after the U.S. declared war on Japan. The Flying Tigers fought heroically and selflessly. Their presence in China considerably lifted the morale of the Chinese people during those hardest years.