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Following is a complete list of Flying Tigers pilots.[1][2] The Flying Tigers were operational from December 20, 1941 to July 14, 1942. The press continued to apply the name to later units, but pilots of those organizations are not included.

The Chinese government paid the pilots a bonus of $500 for each enemy aircraft destroyed, whether in the air or on the ground.

Name Victories Bonuses Notes
Adkins, Frank W. 1[3] 1[3]
Armstrong, John Dean Killed on September 8, 1941 during a practice dogfight when he collided with J. Gilpin Bright.[4]
Atkinson, Peter W. Killed in a crash when the "propeller governor failed on his P-40".[5]
Bacon, Noel 3[3] 3.5[3]
Bartelt, Percy 5[3][6] 7[3]
Bartling, William 5[3][6] 7.27[3]
Baugh, Marion F.
Bernsdorf, Donald R.
Bishop, Lewis Sherman 2.2[3] or 5.2[7] 5.2[3]
Blackburn, John Ed III 2[3] 2[3]
Bohman, Morris P.
Bolster, Harry R. 1[3] 2[3]
Bond, Charles 7[6][8] 8.77[3] He was the first Flying Tiger to paint a shark's mouth on the nose of his airplane.
Boyington, Gregory "Pappy" 2[3] 3.5[3] Boyington claimed six victories, but that number is unsubstantiated. In any case, he would be awarded the Medal of Honor for his post-Tigers achievements.
Bright, John Gilpin 3[3] 6[3]
Brouk, Robert R. 3.5[3][9] 3.5[3]
Brown, Carl K. 0[3] 0.27[3]
Burgard, George T. 10[3][6] 10.79[3]
Cavanah, Herbert R.
Christman, Allen Bert
Cole, Thomas J. 1[3] 1[3]
Conant, Edwin S.
Cook, Elmer J.
Criz, Albert
Croft, John S.
Cross, James 0[3] 0.27[3]
Dean, John J. 3[3] 3.27[3]
Donovan, John Tyler 1[3] 4[3]
Dupouy, Parker S. 3.5[3] 3.5[3]
Farrell, John W. 1[3] 1[3]
Fish, William H., Jr.
Foshee, Ben Crum
Geselbracht, Henry M., Jr. 0[3] 1.5[3]
Gilbert, Henry G.
Goyette, Edgar T.
Greene, Paul J. 2[3][10] 2[3]
Groh, Clifford G. 2[3] 2[3]
Gunvordahl, Ralph N. 1[3][11] 1[3]
Hall, Lester J.
Hammer, Maax C. Crashed into a mountain during a monsoon.[5]
Hastey, Raymond L. 1[3] 1[3]
Haywood, Thomas C., Jr. 4[3] or 4.5[12] 5.08[3]
Hedman, Robert P. 6[3][6] 4.83[3] He became an "ace in a day" on Christmas day, 1941.
Hennessy, John J.
Hill, David Lee "Tex" 10.25,[3] 12.25[13] or 12.75[6] 11.25[3] A squadron leader, he was one of five Flying Tigers to join its successor, the United States Army Air Forces 23rd Fighter Group, where he downed an additional six Japanese airplanes.
Hodges, Fred S. 1[3] 1[3]
Hoffman, Louis 0[3] 0.27[3]
Houle, Leo J.
Howard, James H. 2.33[3] or 6[14] 6.33[3] Howard was one of six squadron leaders. He later became the only pilot in the European Theater to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
Hurst, Lynn A.
Jernstedt, Kenneth O. 3[3] or 10.5[15] 10.5[3]
Jones, Thomas A. 1[3] 4[3]
Keeton, Robert B. 2[3] 2.5[3]
Kelleher, John P.
Knapp, Donald R.
Kuykendall, Mathew or Matthew W. 1[3][16] 1[3]
Laughlin, C. H. 2[3] or 5+[17] 5.2[3]
Lawlor, Frank L. 7[3][6] 8.5[3]
Layher, Robert F. 0.33[3] or 2 shared[18] 0.83[3]
Leibolt or Liebolt, Edward J. 0[3] 0.27[3]
Little, Robert L. 10[3][6] 10.55[3]
Loane, Ernest W. He later went to work for Robert Prescott (see below) and what eventually became the Flying Tiger Line.
McGarry, William D. 8[6][19] 10.29[19]
McGuire, Maurice G.
McMillan, George B. 4.5[19] 4.08[19]
Mangleburg, Lacy F.
Martin, Neil G.
Merritt, Kenneth T. 1[19] 1[19]
Mickelson, Einar I. 1[19] 0.27[19]
Moss, Robert C. 2[19] 4[19]
Mott, Charles D. 0[19] or 2[20] 2[19]
Neale, Robert H. 13[6][19] 15.55[19] Top Flying Tigers ace and a squadron leader.
Newkirk, John 7[6][19] 10.5[19] A squadron leader.
Older, Charles H. 10[6][19][21] 10.08[19]
Olson, Arvid E., Jr. 1[19] 1[19] A squadron leader.
Overend, Edmund F. 5[6][19] 5.83[19]
Paxton, George L.
Petach, John E., Jr. 3.98[19] 3.98[19]
Power, Robert H.
Prescott, Robert William 5.5[6][19] or 6[22] 5.29[19] He founded the Flying Tiger Line, the first scheduled cargo airline in the United States.
Probst, Albert E.
Raine, Robert James 3+[23] or 3.2[19] 3.2[19]
Rector, Edward F. 4.75[19] 6.52[19] He was responsible for the first and the last Flying Tigers victory.
Reed, William Norman 3[19] 10.5[19] He subsequently became an ace with six victories with the US Army Air Forces.
Ricketts, Freeman I. 1.2[19] 1.2[19]
Rosbert, Camile Joseph 6[6][19] 4.55[19]
Rossi, John Richard 6[6][19] or 6.25[24] 6.29[19]
Rushton, Edwin H.
Sandell, Robert J. 5[6][19] 5.27[19] A squadron leader.
Sawyer, Charles W. 2[19] 2.27[19]
Schiel, Frank, Jr. 4[19] 7[19]
Shamblin, Arnold W.
Shapard, Van, Jr. 1[19] 1[19]
Shilling, Eriksen E. 0[19] 0.75[19]
Smith, Robert H. 5[6][19] or 5.25[25] 5.5[19]
Smith, Robert T. 8.7,[26] 8.9[19] or 9[6] 8.73[19]
Swartz, Frank W.
Swindle, Estes T., Jr.
Wallace, Stanley H.
Walroth, Robert H.
Watson, Eugene A.
White, Richard
Wolf, Fritz E. 4[19][27] 2.27[19]
Wright, Allen M.
Wright, Peter 2.65[19] 3.65[19]

See also[]

References[]

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  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 3.35 3.36 3.37 3.38 3.39 3.40 3.41 3.42 3.43 3.44 3.45 3.46 3.47 3.48 3.49 3.50 3.51 3.52 3.53 3.54 3.55 3.56 3.57 3.58 3.59 3.60 3.61 3.62 3.63 3.64 3.65 3.66 3.67 3.68 3.69 3.70 3.71 3.72 3.73 3.74 3.75 3.76 Olynyk, Frank J. AVG & USAAF (China-Burma-India Theater) Credits for Destruction of Enemy Aircraft in Air to Air Combat, World War 2. Aurora, Ohio: Privately published, 1986. Figures obtained from warbirdforum.com.
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  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 "American Volunteer Group Aces, World War II, 1939-1945". American Fighter Aces Association (americanfighteraces.org). http://www.americanfighteraces.org/wwllavg_a-z.html. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
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  8. "Charles Bond". flyingtigersavg.com. http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/Bio%27s/bio-Bond.htm. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  9. "Robert Brouk". flyingtigersavg.com. http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/bio-Brouk.htm. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
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  12. "Thomas Haywood". flyingtigersavg.com. http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/Bio%27s/bio-Haywood.htm. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  13. "David Lee Hill". flyingtigersavg.com. http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/Bio%27s/hill-bio.htm. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
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  15. "Kenneth Jernstedt". flyingtigersavg.com. http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/Bio%27s/bio-Jernstedt.htm. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  16. "Matthew Kuykendall". flyingtigersavg.com. http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/Bio%27s/bio-kuykendall.htm. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  17. "C. H. Link Laughlin". flyingtigersavg.com. http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/Bio%27s/bio-Laughlin.htm. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  18. "Robert Layher". flyingtigersavg.com. http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/Bio%27s/bio-Layher.htm. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  19. 19.00 19.01 19.02 19.03 19.04 19.05 19.06 19.07 19.08 19.09 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 19.34 19.35 19.36 19.37 19.38 19.39 19.40 19.41 19.42 19.43 19.44 19.45 19.46 19.47 19.48 19.49 19.50 19.51 19.52 19.53 19.54 19.55 Ford, Daniel (2007). Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers, 1941-1942. HarperCollins. p. 361. ISBN 0061246557. http://books.google.ca/books?id=g-NiFRg1khAC&pg=PA361&lpg=PA361&dq=%22Robert+Sandell%22+Flying+Tigers&source=bl&ots=gGJWIVV3PI&sig=DaMKocGjuVgt_TJMwnUXMxL_Djc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=akeDUMDNAc_siQKT3IHwCg&ved=0CCMQ6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=%22Robert%20Sandell%22%20Flying%20Tigers&f=false. Retrieved October 20, 2012.  Includes aerial victories calculated by Frank J. Olynk.
  20. "Charles Mott". flyingtigersavg.com. http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/Bio%27s/bio-Mott.htm. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  21. "Charles Older". flyingtigersavg.com. http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/Bio%27s/bio-older.htm. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  22. "Robert Prescott". flyingtigersavg.com. http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/Bio%27s/bio-Prescott.htm. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  23. "Robert Raine". flyingtigersavg.com. http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/Bio%27s/bio-Raine.htm. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
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  25. "Robert H. Smith". flyingtigersavg.com. http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/Bio%27s/bio-RHSmith.htm. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  26. "Robert T. Smith". flyingtigersavg.com. http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/Bio%27s/bio-RTSmith.htm. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  27. "Fritz Wolf". flyingtigersavg.com. http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/Bio%27s/bio-wolf.htm. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
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