Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
The camaraderie of the First American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force,
nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was remembered at the US National Memorial Day events in Washington DC on May 25, and the presence of 95-year-old former pilot Chen Hung-chuan on a parade float attracted great attention.
Supported by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the US, the ROC Veterans Association in Washington DC participated in the parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
The ROC veterans displayed a model plane about one-third of the size of the Curtiss P-40 fighters flown by the Flying Tigers with their distinctive shark face nose art, and a huge flag bearing the national emblem. Chen, who was deputy commander-in-chief of the ROC Air Force before his retirement, received warm applause from the crowd when the master of ceremonies announced that the ROC was an ally of the United States in WWII. [FULL STORY]