By: Central News Agency
Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou paid tribute to the late commander of the World War II American Volunteer Group, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, while receiving the group leader’s widow at the Presidential Office in Taipei on Wednesday.
The late Major General Claire Lee Chennault arrived in China in May 1937, two months before the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese war, and served as an advisor to the Aeronautical Commission of the Republic of China, assisting with the development of the ROC’s air force, Ma said. In recognition of Chennault’s contributions to the ROC, Ma presented a commemorative medal to the American aviator’s widow Anna Chennault, whom he received at the Presidential Office. [FULL STORY]