Knowing All about Hunan

Flying Tigers remain a strong tie with China

Updated:2019-05-16 09:31:07

  NEW YORK - James Bryant will never forget the day when his 93-year-old father went to his bedroom and came back with a flight briefcase containing papers related to the training and assignments he took as a US Flying Tiger pilot during the World War II.

  As a "remarkable" yet "humble" man and a loving father, James E.Bryant did not reveal any detailed evidence about his war experience until about three years ago, the son recalled.

  "So it was for the first time, I had a chance to see all these. Really pretty cool!" the junior Bryant said, adding that it was usually at his insistence that his father told him the stories about how he helped the Chinese fight Japanese invaders.