AVG Esprit de Corps Shirt
The American Volunteer Groups were volunteer air units organized by the United States government to aid the Nationalist government of China against Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War. The only unit to actually see combat was the 1st AVG, popularly known as the Flying Tigers.
During their service with the Nationalist Chinese air force, 33 AVG pilots and three ground crew received the Order of the Cloud and Banner, and many AVG pilots received the Chinese Air Force Medal. Each AVG ace and double ace was awarded the Five Star or Ten Star Wing Medal.
The AVG's kill ratio was superior to that of contemporary Allied air groups in Malaya, the Philippines, and elsewhere in the Pacific theater. The AVG's success is all the more remarkable since they were outnumbered by Japanese fighters in almost all their engagements.
ATTENTION: Shirts are PRE-SHRUNK, so please order one size up unless you like SLIM FIT sizing.
Shirt is printed and prepared in the USA
Double-stitched neckline and sleeves
100% ring-spun cotton (Sport grey color is 90% ring-spun cotton / 10% polyester)