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Fred Chiao | 29th Squadron , 5th Fighter Group, Chinese American Composite Wing - Army Air Corps

8:50   |   There were two lucky breaks in the Chinese air war, the arrival of Claire Chenault and the availability of surplus P-40’s. Fred Chiao recognized the genius of Chenault, but he says that flying the P-40 was like driving a truck.

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