Flying Tigers (a.k.a. Yank Over Singapore and Yanks Over the Burma Road) is a 1942 American black-and-white war film drama from Republic Pictures that was produced by Edmund Grainger, directed by David Miller, and stars John Wayne, John Carroll, and Anna Lee.
Jim Gordon (John Wayne in his first war film) leads the Flying Tigers, a squadron of volunteer American pilots who fly Curtiss P-40B fighters against Japanese aircraft in the skies over China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The pilots are a mixed bunch, motivated by money (they receive a bounty for each aircraft shot down) or just the thrill of aerial combat.
|author||Barry Trivers Kenneth Gamet|
|editor||Ernest J. Nims|
|events||aviation Pacific War World War II|
|keywords||aerial combat airline pilot american pilots attack on pearl harbor bleed bounty burn curtiss p-40 warhawk curtiss p-40b date show depth perception expect flak flying tigers ground hang judge distances accurately last second night patrol old friend one night only way pearl harbor second sino-japanese war strafe suicide mission supply train wingman|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing Academy Award for Best Special Effects|
|recordedAt||Arizona New Mexico|