First version of the Blood Chit issued by the Chinese government to members of the First American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers), 1941. Note the red Blood chit carried by pilots of the American Volunteer Group Blood chit similar to those carried by pilots of the American Volunteer Group Second version of the Blood Chit issued by the Chinese government for members of the Second American Volunteer Group, late 1941. The numbers on the second version started over so there is a duplication of numbers.
First version of the Blood Chit issued by the Chinese government to members of the First American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers), 1941. Note the red 'chop' stamp of the Chinese Commission on Aeronautical Affairs.Blood chit carried by pilots of the American Volunteer Group 'Flying Tigers'; note serial number 0543Blood chit similar to those carried by pilots of the American Volunteer Group 'Flying Tigers' (or possibly a post-war reproduction) with a 'Flying Tigers' squadron emblem beneath it.Second version of the Blood Chit issued by the Chinese government for members of the Second American Volunteer Group, late 1941. The numbers on the second version started over so there is a duplication of numbers.
Nationalist-Chinese soldiers looking at the Blood Chit on the back of an American officer at a Chinese airfield, 1942. Note the C-47 Skytrain.British Blood Chit issued to Royal Air Force or Fleet Air Arm airmen who would be flying over Chinese territory, 1942.Third version of the Chinese Blood Chit (or maybe later) issued by the United States War Department with slightly enhanced text, late 1942. Note the number preceded by a Leaflet dropped over Japanese-held areas of China encouraging civilians to help downed American airmen, 1943. Note the Blood Chit inside the flier’s jacket. Photo 1 of 3.
Nationalist-Chinese soldiers looking at the Blood Chit on the back of an American officer at a Chinese airfield, 1942. Note the C-47 Skytrain.British Blood Chit issued to Royal Air Force or Fleet Air Arm airmen who would be flying over Chinese territory, 1942.Third version of the Chinese Blood Chit (or maybe later) issued by the United States War Department with slightly enhanced text, late 1942. Note the number preceded by a 'W' for “War Department.”Leaflet dropped over Japanese-held areas of China encouraging civilians to help downed American airmen, 1943. Note the Blood Chit inside the flier’s jacket. Photo 1 of 3.
Leaflet dropped over Japanese-held areas of China encouraging civilians to help downed American airmen, 1943. Note the Blood Chit inside the flier’s jacket. Photo 2 of 3.Leaflet dropped over Japanese-held areas of China encouraging civilians to help downed American airmen, 1943. Note the Blood Chit inside the flier’s jacket. Photo 3 of 3.Blood Chit issued by the Burmese government, circa 1943.Blood Chit issued by the United States with six southeast Asian languages, circa 1943.
Leaflet dropped over Japanese-held areas of China encouraging civilians to help downed American airmen, 1943. Note the Blood Chit inside the flier’s jacket. Photo 2 of 3.Leaflet dropped over Japanese-held areas of China encouraging civilians to help downed American airmen, 1943. Note the Blood Chit inside the flier’s jacket. Photo 3 of 3.Blood Chit issued by the Burmese government, circa 1943.Blood Chit issued by the United States with six southeast Asian languages, circa 1943.
American Blood Chit prepared for Operation Gratitude, the Raid into the South China Sea, as planners expected American airmen would be flying over French-Indochina (Vietnam) and other regions of southeast Asia.Printed on Rayon, Blood Chit with Russian text issued to American airmen involved in Operation Frantic on their shuttle bombing missions into and out of Ukraine from bases in Italy and the United Kingdom, 1944.Blood Chit issued to United States Marine Corps fighter pilots with seven languages including French (Indochina), Korean, and Japanese, 1944.
American Blood Chit prepared for Operation Gratitude, the Raid into the South China Sea, as planners expected American airmen would be flying over French-Indochina (Vietnam) and other regions of southeast Asia.Printed on Rayon, Blood Chit with Russian text issued to American airmen involved in Operation Frantic on their shuttle bombing missions into and out of Ukraine from bases in Italy and the United Kingdom, 1944.Blood Chit issued to United States Marine Corps fighter pilots with seven languages including French (Indochina), Korean, and Japanese, 1944.


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