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2016 AVG FLYING TIGERS - 75th ANNIVERSARY REUNION
aaatripp
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It was a great event and the AVG Flying Tigers Association is very grateful to Alan Armstrong for his kind invitation to hold our 75th anniversary event in Atlanta, GA.  Also, big thanks to Moe Aguiari for his leadership in staging the AWW Atlanta Warbird Weekend and for including the Tigers in the event.  In so many ways Moe and his wonderful volunteers from the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force successfully executed an incredible display of aviation history, through the aircraft static displays, exhibits and living history interviews and programs.  The engine startup, taxiing, take offs and 5-ship flyover by the assembled P-40s was indeed eye watering!!  The fact that 5 P-40s were gathered together, and that 5 grandsons of Donald R. Berlin, designer of the P-40, were present to witness it makes it a historic moment in aviation that will last for all time.....

We thank also Jay Bess, commander of the Dixie Wing for their "southern style  hospitality".  To look around the "AVG FIELD" at PDK airport and to observe the detailed organization that went into planning and executing the AWW one has to applaud Moe and the Dixie Wing for their big success. This opportunity for the AVG Flying Tigers Association to tell the accurate history of the AVG greatly aids us in preserving the legacy of this famed WWII aviation group.  The generous support from so many kind folks in the Atlanta area made this a great event. 

The attendance at the reunion by AVG member Chuck Baisden was made possible by the generosity of a very kind supporter---the thrill that Chuck and his family experienced through their ride from Savannah GA in a private jet will never be equalled!! 

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!



Edited by aaatripp : September 26, 2016, 5:10 am

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