Go Advanced Search

Buy from a third party:

Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: William Yenne
This Narrator: Jonathan Yen
This Publisher: Recorded Books

When Tigers Ruled the Sky by William Yenne

When Tigers Ruled the Sky

The Flying Tigers

by William Yenne

Video About This Audio Book

Product Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
12 Hrs.6 Min.
Share This


From the acclaimed author of Hit the Target and Big Week, an in-depth account of the legendary World War II combat group the Flying Tigers.

In 1940 Pearl Harbor had not yet happened, and America was not yet at war with Japan. But China had been trying to stave off Japanese aggression for three years - and was desperate for aircraft and trained combat pilots.

General Chiang Kai-shek sent military aviation advisor Claire Chennault to Washington, where President Roosevelt was sympathetic but knew he could not intervene overtly. Instead he quietly helped Chennault put together a group of American volunteer pilots.

This was how the 1st American Volunteer Group - more commonly known as the Flying Tigers - was born.

With the trademark smiling shark jaws on their P-40 fighters, these army, navy, and marine pilots became a sensation as they fought for the Chinese. Those who initially doubted them were eventually in awe as they persevered over Rangoon despite being outnumbered 14-1 by Japanese aircraft; as they were described by Madame Chiang Kai-shek as her "little angels" and by a Chinese foreign minister as "the soundest investment China ever made"; and as they ultimately destroyed hundreds of Japanese planes while losing only a dozen of their own in combat. Two of their veterans would later earn the Medal of Honor, and as a group the Flying Tigers managed to rack up a better record than any other air wing in the Pacific Theater. When Tigers Ruled the Sky is a thrilling and triumphant account of their courage and their legacy.

People Who Liked When Tigers Ruled the Sky Also Liked These Free Titles:
  The Second World War
by Winston Churchill

  Conscience and the Vietnam War
by Martin Luther King, Jr.

  In Depth with Gary Gallagher
by Gary W. Gallagher

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: July 2016
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: W101053
Available On