Remembering WWII's Flying Tigers [title]
"China Before Mao: Through the Lens of a Flying Tigers Photographer."
   Memorabilia and photographs by William Dibble provide a glimpse of the people and cultures of China during 1942-45.  Also included are photos and memorabilia from the collections of WU Professor Tony Naylor and The Combat Air Museum.
   CONVERSATIONS: Connecting Art to Our Lives, at the Mulvane Art Museum, February 24, 2009 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. The evening's discussion was on the exhibit.

    Special guests were Jerry Holley, Curator, Holley Museum of Military History; Mary Dibble, collector of photographs taken by William L. Dibble; Danny San Romani, Curator, Combat Air Museum; and Tom Flanagan, Flying Tiger.

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Group discussion formed a circle at the Mulvane Art Museum Danny San Romani and Jerry Holley Mrs. Mary Dibble, widow of photographer William Dibble Hal Pottorf, fighter pilot explains a maneuver
North gallery, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS Attendees listen to Hal Pottorf's flying memories Tom Flanagan, who served in China with the Flying Tigers, discusses his experiences George, Tom and Vinci enjoy a laugh together

Tom Flanagan was crew chief of a C-47 in the 14th Transport / 322nd Troop Carrier Sqdn., Kunming, China from 2/44 thru 4/45. Read Tom's memories on-line at "Imphal, The Hump and Beyond."

Also read a summary of this event in the PDF version of the Combat Air Museum newsletter for Apr./May 2009, p. 6-7.

Flying Tiger aircraft

All event photos © 2009 by Carol Yoho
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