Dave, my uncle, Charles D. Mott, flew these birds for the original Flying Tigers of the Chinese Air Force under Claire Chennault, prior to their integration into (I believe) the 7th AAF. To my knowledge, he was the first American POW of WWII, shot down in his P-40 in Burma on Jan. 8, 1942. He spent the rest of the war in a Japanese POW camp before was saved by the OSS in 1945. His citizenship and others like him was restored by Congress after the War and he re-entered the USN and retired as a Captain. He and all the other pilots in all the Allies are true heroes, the likes of which we may never see again.
North American A-36 Apache/Invader
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