AVG squadron flight leader Robert 'R. T.' Smith standing next to his P-40 Warhawk fighter, Kunming, China, 23 May 1942; note Nationalist Chinese emblem on cap and 'Flying Tigers' emblem on aircraft

Caption   AVG squadron flight leader Robert 'R. T.' Smith standing next to his P-40 Warhawk fighter, Kunming, China, 23 May 1942; note Nationalist Chinese emblem on cap and 'Flying Tigers' emblem on aircraft ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Air Force
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 4 Oct 2008
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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Brad Smith says:
5 Oct 2008 01:29:54 PM

AVG Third Squadron Flight Leader R.T. Smith is standing in front of Tomahawk #40 at Kunming, China on May 23, 1942. The Flying Tigers decals weren't received in China until March 1942.
2. John Suoza says:
9 Nov 2013 09:47:59 PM

RT was a great aviator, hero and friend.

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