Post Group: Newbie
Hope you see this, I'll send you a message as well. I was only 10 before my paternal grandfather Fred Wong passed away in 2001, (young in a sense that I wasn't curious as I could have been about his past, nor would I probably understand it). One of the most fascinating facts I knew/learned about him as a kid was that he was in the Flying Tiger Group as a mechanic, with stories of Chennault and the rest of the guys.
In those days of the internet there was little I could find, and unfortunately there wasn't much I can remember to this date of the tales he told me. If I remember he had a plaque somewhere, but that is long lost somewhere in storage for me to find one day. Unfortunately my father passed away unsuspectedly last year, and so I assume, so did any chance of any stories of my grandfathers involvement with the Flying Tigers.
My grandfather Fred Wong, who I hope/anticipate, your initial post is about (one of the mechanics who left before the official disbandment), was originally from the Kunming/Canton area, and then moved to a number of places, in what chronologic order, I am not sure. I know he has lived in China, Hong Kong, Northern California Berkley area, Boston (my great grandparents owned a noodle shop there, one where my grandfather (Fred) would lose a finger at), Burbank, CA, and finally North Hollywood, CA, where he ended his career at the Burbank airport.
His name was Fred Yen-Sye Wong. I wonder, as you mention Fred "G" Wong, if that "G" could be mistaken for a "Y", I know you weren't able to post the picture, but I wonder how he signed it. "Yen-Sye" was his chinese name, and I don't think he had an english "G" middle name. I would love to learn more and perhaps see this picture! Thanks for your help, and I hope I can learn a little more about this lost connection, thanks! You've done some great work!