14th Air Force Association (U.S.). Flying Tigers
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0026 - Folder 1
Scope and Contents The collection of George and Hazel Barbour relates to George Barbour who served in the 14th Air Force "Flying Tigers" in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater, and his wife Hazel Barbour who remained on the home front during World War II. The collection contains an oral history transcript interview of George Barbour. It also contains Barbour's unofficial flight journal. Also included are memoirs by his wife, Hazel Barbour, of life on the home front in South Portland, Maine. The collection also consists of brief recollections of her mother (who worked at a shipyard in South Portland, Oregon) on the life of the Pueblo Air Base. Moreover, the collection contains log notes of George Barbour's...
Dates: Created: 1942-2003; Other: Majority of material found within 1941-1946; Other: Date acquired: 02/04/2002
Collection — Box: 00.0559- Box 1
Identifier: 02 -00.0559
Content Description This collection relates to George R. Cain and his service as a communications officer in the 23rd Fighter Group, also known as the Flying Tigers, in China during World War II. The collection includes a variety of memorabilia, which spans from the beginning of George H. Cain's service in 1940 until his death in 2000. A few sources in the collection provide an overview of military service on the island of Hawaii. Others document his post-service work with his local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
File — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0285 - Folder 1
Scope and Contents This transcript pertains to Melvin Magidson, who was inducted into the U.S. Air Force in February of 1943 and was discharged in October of 1945 with the rank of lieutenant. In the transcript, Magidson mostly gives an account of various Air Force bases that he trained at throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and the northeast. Magidson never fought overseas due to the war in Europe and in the Pacific both ending shortly after the end of his training. His accounts are particularly structured by anecdotes from his time in fighter planes and his experiences with fellow recruits.
Dates: September 14, 1999; Event: Majority of material found within February 1943 - October 1945