The Ranger Up Black Flying Tigers T-Shirt remembers the First American Volunteer Group. Nicknamed the Flying Tigers this division of the Chinese Air Force was made up of Army Air Corps, Marine, and Naval pilots operating under orders of the U.S. President to fend off Japanese aggression in China.
The Flying Tigers first saw duty only 12 days after Pearl Harbor and were a morale boost during a dark times with innovative tactics that brought overwhelming victories. During nearly two years of battle the Flying Tigers destroyed 296 enemy aircraft while losing only 14 pilots.
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