American Volunteer Group Roster

While many claim to be Flying Tigers, there are only 311 individuals who served in the AVG from July 4th, 1941 to July 4th, 1942. They are considered to be the only official members of the American Volunteer Group. Their names and classifications are listed here.

If you do not find the name of someone you believe to be a "Flying Tiger," and do not find his name on the official AVG Roster, that person might have been a member of the 14th Air Force, who also were called the "Flying Tigers." Please click on the following link to the 14th Air Force Association website to inquire further.

*** Denotes AVG members who did not fulfill their contract or were not honorably discharged when the Flying Tigers were officially disbanded on July 4th, 1942.

Adair, C. B. "Skip" Staff, Chief G-4 Section
Adklns, Frank W. Flight Leader
Allard, James L. Auto Mechanic
Alsop, Joseph W., Jr. Staff Historian
Anderson, Frank A. Crew Chief
Armstrong, John Dean Wing Man
Atkinson, Peter W. Wing Man
*** Bacon, Noel R. Flight Leader
Bailey, George R. Crew Chief
Baisden, Charles N. Armorer
*** Bartelt, Percy R . Flight Leader
Bartling, William E. Flight Leader
Baugh, Marion F. Wing Man
Baughman, Edmund C. Communications
Beaupre, Leo A. Clerk Transportation
Bell, Donald Clerk-Transportation
Bent, Morton W. Clerk-Operations
*** Bernsdorf, Donald R. Wing Man
Bishop, Lewis S. Vice Squadron Leader
Blackburn, John Ed., lll Wing Man
Blackburn, William J Crew Chief
Blackburn, Harold J. Crew Chief
*** Blaylock, Glen O. Crew Chief
*** Bohman, Morris P. Wing Man
Bolster, Harry R. Wing Man
Bond, Charles R. Vice Squadron Leader
Bonham, Ernest O. Communications
*** Boyington, Greg "Pappy" Flight Leader
Brady, James E. Clerk-Transportation
Breeden, Kenneth V. Clerk-Administration
Brice, George Crew Chief
Bright, John G. Flight Leader
Brouk, Robert R. Flight Leader
Brown, Carl K. Flight Leader
Bruce, Everett W. Dental Surgeon
*** Bryant, Alfred W. Clerk
Bugler, Carl F. Chief-Administration
Burgard, George T. Flight Leader
*** Buxton, Richard H. Clerk-Medical Orderly
Callan, Michael R. Crew Chief
Carney, Boatner R. Staff
Carter, John B. Line Chief
Cavanah, Herbert R. Flight Leader
Ceder, Melvin E. Staff-Police
Chaney, Charles Crew Chief
Chennault, Claire L. Group Commander
Christensen, Keith J. Armorer
Christman, Allen Bert Flight Leader
Clouthier, Leo P. Clerk-Operations
Cole, Thomas J., Jr. Wing Man
Colquette, Leon P. Crew Chief
Connant, Edwin S. Flight Leader
*** Cook, Elmer J. Wing Man
Cornelius, Jack Crew Chief
Cribbs, Charles D. Clerk-Medical Orderly
*** Criz, Albert Wing Man
Croft, John S. Flight Leader
Crookshanks, Jesse R. Crew Chief
Cross, Harvey G. Communications
Cross, James D. Flight Leader
*** Crotty, John D. Clerk-Operations
Curran, George F. Crew Chief
Cushing, Albert D. Clerk-Operations
Daube, Otto W. Crew Chief
Davis, Doreen Steno-Typist
Davis, William H. S. Asst. Operations
Dean, John J. Flight Leader
Dolan, Walter J. Crew Chief
Donovan, John Tyler Wing Man
Doran, Franis R. Clerk-Administration
Dorris, Carl E. Clerk-Administration
*** Dudzik, Francis P. Clerk-Administration
DuPouy, Parker S. Vice Squadron Leader
*** Durbin, Esffll E.
Durrall, Eugene C., Jr. Clerk-lntelligence
*** Dyson, JamesP.
Engle, Charles R. Crew Chief
Engler, John R. Communications
Ernst, Richard J. Communications
Farrell, John W. Flight Leader
Fauth, John Edward Crew Chief
Fish, William H., Jr. Wing Man
Fobes, Edwin L. Clerk-Administration
Foshee, Ben Crum Wing Man
Foster, Emma Jane Nurse (Married John E. Petach, Jr.)
Fox, Harry E. Line Chief
Francisco, Charles H. Communications
Frillmann, Paul W. Chaplin
Fritzke, Henry W. Armorer
*** Fuller, Henry W. Instructor
Gallagher, Edward F. Crew Chief
Gallagher, Rovert Nurse (Male)
Gasdick, Joseph Crew Chief/Sheet Metal Worker
Gee, Chun Yuen Engineering Helper
Gentry, Thomas C. MD Chief Surgeon
Geselbracht, Henry M. Flight Leader
Gilbert, HenryG. Wing Man
Gorham, Lloyd L. Crew Chief
Gove, Irving P. Crew Chief
Goyette, Edgar T. Det. Commander Point A
*** Graham, Richard E. Crew Chief
Greene, Paul J. Flight Leader
Greenlaw, Harvey K. Staff-Operations
Greenlaw, Olga S. Clerk-Administration
Groh, Clifford G. Flight Leader
*** Gunvordahl, Ralph N. Wing Man
Hall, Lester J. Wing Man
Hammer, Maax C. Wing Man
*** Hanley, Lee D. Armorer
*** Hardesty, Martin L. Crew Chief
*** Harpold, Clayton M. Mess
Harrington, Jasper J. Line Chief
Harris, David H. Staff
Harris, Edward J. Chief-Administration
*** Hastey, Raymond L. Wing Man
*** Hauser, John B. Crew Chief
Haywood, Thomas C., Jr. Flight Leader
Hedman, Robert P. Flight Leader
Heller, John E. Clerk-Transportation
*** Henderson, George G. Clerk
Hennessy, John J. Flight Leader
Henson, Thomas M. Clerk-Medical Orderly
Hill, David Lee Squadron Leader
Hodges, Fred S. Flight Leader
Hoffman, Louis Flight Leader
Hoffman, Roy G. Armorer
Hooker, Burton L. Parachute Rigger
*** Houle, Leo J. Wing Manc
Howard, James H. Vice Squadron Leader
Hoyle, Daniel J. Clerk-Administration
Hubler, Marlin R. Clerk-Operations
Hurst, Lynn A. Wing Man
*** Jaeger, George B. Auto Mechanic
Janski, Edwin A. Propeller Mechanic
Jernstedt, Kenneth O. Flight Leader
*** Johnston, Leon H. Clerk- Operations
*** Jones, Jack D. Armorer
Jones, Thomas A. Vice Squadron Leader
Jordan, Joe T. Clerk-Finance
Jourdan, Jr., Walter C. Clerk-Meteorology
Kaelin, Albert V. Clerk-Administration
Keeton, Robert B. Flight Leader
*** Kelleher, John P. Wing Man
Keller, Daniel W. Crew Chief
Kelly, Thomas D. Telephone Lineman
Kemph, Merlin D. Crew Chief
Kenner, Charles D. Crew Chief
Kepka, George B. Crew Chief
Kiner, Melvin W. Telephone Lineman
King, Robert J. Communications
*** Knapp, Donald R. Wing Man
Kustay, Stephen Armorer
Kuykendall, Mathew W. Flight Leader
Kwong, Lawrence C. Staff
*** Lancaster, George R. Clerk
Laughlin, C. H., Jr. Flight Leader
Lawlor, Frank L. Flight Leader
Layher, Robert F. Flight Leader
Leaghty, Charles C. Parachute Rigger
Lee, Joseph S., MD Flight Surgeon
Lee, Pak On Engineering Helper
Liebolt, Edward J. Flight Leader
Lindstedt, Robert K. Communicaffons
Linton, Jack R. Armorer
Littie, Robert L. Flight Leader
Loane, Ernest W. Wing Man
Locke, Robert P. Propeller Specialist
Loomis, Elton V. Communications
Losonsky, Frank S. Crew Chief
Lum, George L. Engineering Helper
Lussier, Joseph E. Communications
McAllister, Gale E. Crew Chief
McClure, Edgar B. Crew Chief
*** McDowell, Mark H. Crew Chief
McGarry, William D. Wing Man
*** McGuire, Maurice G. Wing Man
McHenry, Sharon L. Clerk-Engineering
McKinney, Eugene R. Armorer
McMillan, George B. Flight Leader
Mangleburg, Lacy F. Wing Man
Martin Neil G. Flight Leader
Merritt Kenneth T. Wing Man
*** Metasavage, Frank G. Crew Chief
Mickelson, Einar I. Wing Man
Milhalko, Alex Communicaffons
Miller, Arvold A. Communications
Misenheimer, Charles V. Crew Chief
*** Moore, Lawrence C. Clerk
Moss, Kenneth R. Clerk-Meterorology
Moss, Robert C. Flight Leader
Mott, Charles D. Flight Leader
*** Mundelein, Charles D. Crew Chief
Musgrove, Willard L. Crew Chief
Musick, James H. Armorer
Neal, Robert J. Armorer
Neale Robert H. Squadron Leader
*** Newell, Ferris E. Clerk-Administration
Newkirk, John Van Kuren Squadron Leader
Neumann, Gerhard PropellerSpecialist
Older, Charles H. Flight Leader
Olson, Arvid E., Jr. Squadron Leader
Olson, Henry L. Crew Chief
Osborne, Harold L. Crew Chief
Overend, Edmund F. Flight Leader
Overley, John L. Crew Chief
Paull, Preston B. Crew Chief
Paxton, George L. Flight Leader
Peeden, Joseph N. Crew Chief
Peret, Richard C. Group Engineering Officer
Perry, Paul J. Armorer
Petach, John E., Jr. Flight Leader
Pietsker, Joseph H. Photographer
Pistole, Herbert Armorer
Pon, Kee Jeung Engineering Helper
Poshefko, Joseph A. Armorer
*** Power, John D. Crew Chief
*** Power, Robert H. Wing Man
Prescott, Robert W. Flight Leader
Prevo, Samuel B., MD Flight Surgeon
Probst, Albert E. Flight Leader
Quick, Carl Crew Chief
Raines, Robert J. Flight Leader
*** Rasbury, James D. Mess
Rasmussen, Robert P. Crew Chief
Rector, Edward F. Vice Squadron Leader
Reed, William N. Flight Leader
Regis James E. Photographer
Regis Stanley J. Crew Chief
*** Reynolds, George B. Crew Chief
Richards, Lewis J., MD Flight Surgeon
*** Richardson, Charles A. Crew Chief
*** Richardson, Randall S. Clerk
Richardson, Rolland L. Communications
Ricketts, Freeman I. Flight Leader
Ricks, Wayne W. Propeller Specialist
Riffer, Clarence W. Armorer
*** Ringey, Joseph E. Auto Mechanic
Roberts, Carson M. Communications
Rodewald, Donald L. Armorer
Rogers, Robert W. Crew Chief
Rosbert, Camile J. Flight Leader
Rossi, John R. Flight Leader
Rumen, John N. Armorer
*** Rushton, Edwin H. Wing Man
Sandell, Robert J. Squadron Leader
*** Sanger, Kenneth C. Communications
Sasser, Ralph W. Communications
Sawyer, Charles W. Flight Leader
Schaper, Wilfred E. Crew Chief
Schiel, Frank, Jr. Vice Squadron Leader
Schiller, Ralph F. Armorer
Schramm, Leo J. Crew Chief
*** Schur, Carl E. Crew Chief
Seamster, Loy F. Communications
Seavey, Edward H. Communications
Seiple, Wilfred R. Crew Chief
Shamblin, Arnold W. Wing Man
Shapard, Van, Jr. Wing Man
*** Shapiro, William D. Clerk
Shaw, John E. Clerk-Medical Orderly
Shee, George Leo Wing Engineering Helper
Shields, Milan R. Propeller Specialist
Shilling, Eriksen E. Flight Leader
Shreffler, Roger Communications
*** Smith, Corbett J. Mess
Smith, Curtis E. Group Adjutant
*** Smith, George Administration
Smith, Robert A. Crew Chief
Smith, Robert H. Flight Leader
Smith, Robert M. Communications
Smith, Robert T. Flight Leader
*** Sommers, John T. Clerk-Operations
Stewart, Jo B. (Miss) Nurse
Stiles, Edward L. Crew Chief
Stolet, Irving J. Crew Chief
*** Stubbs, Gail L. Instructor
Sutherland, William L. Auto Mechanic
Swartz, Frank W. Wing Man
Sweeney, Joseph H. Communications
*** Swindle, Estes T., Jr. Wing Man
Sykes, William A. Communications
Terry, Julian E. Clerk-Administration
Towery, William H. Mess Supervisor
Trumble, Thomas C. Secretary to Group Commander
Tuley, Chester A. Crew Chief
Tyrrell, George Crew Chief
Uebele, John J. Crew Chief
*** Unger, William H. Armorer
Van Timmeran, Frank E. Line Chief
Vaux, Morgan H. Communications
Viverette, Hugh J. Clerk-Medical Orderly
Wagner, Earl F. Armorer
Wakefield, Manning, Jr. Crew Chief
*** Walker, Harold H. Crew Chief
*** Wallace, Stanley H. Wing Man
*** Walroth, Robert H. Wing Man
*** Walsh, Andrew A. Clerk
Walters, George F. Clerk-Administration
*** Watson, Eugene A. Wing Man
Whelpley, Donald A. Clerk-Meteorology
*** White, John E. Crew Chief
*** Whitehead, R.G. Asst. Gp. Operations Officer
Whitwer, Eloise (Miss) Steno-Typist
*** Wiggin, Edwin D. Chief-Administration
Williams, John M. Communications Officer
Wilson, Clifford H. Auto Mechanic
Wirta, Harvey C. Armorer
Wolf, Fritz E. Flight Leader
Woodward, Melvin C. Crew Chief
Wright, Allen M. Wing Man
Wright, Peter Flight Leader
Wu, Lem Fong Engineering Helper
Wyatt, Louis G. Communications
*** Wyke, William R. Asst. Group Adjutant
Wylie, Harold G. Clerk-Finance
*** Yarbery, Glen L. Crew Chief
Yee, Francis T. F. Engineering Helper
Young, John P. Clerk-Engineering

Aviation Resources

The following links to other organizations are provided to further your research about the AVG and the P-40 aircraft.


The official site of the American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers)

14th Air Force - Flying Tiger History Site

Site of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)

Site of the flying Tigers Line


Speaker's Bureau

Aviation Speakers Bureau

For thirteen years, The Aviation Speakers Bureau has been assisting clients nationwide in selecting speakers to add excitement and substance to their events.



Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

San Diego Air and Space Museum

USAF Museum

New England Air Museum

Justin Museum of Military History - A collection military stories, biographies, photographs from veterans of all services.

The Air Museum Planes of Fame - Features over 140 aircraft with 30 of them airworthy.

Air Heritage Inc. - An aircraft museum and restoration facility in Beaver County PA.

B-24 Memorial Museum


Archives, Magazines and Links

The Annals of the Flying Tigers - The most comprehensive online source of information about the AVG.

C.C. Jordan - An online World War Two Magazine

The Curtis P-40 Web site - History of the P-40, first hand accounts, present restorations and more.

The Institute on World War Two and Human Experience

A salute to the American Armed forces

Kilroy Was Here - Unknown stories and forgotten places. WWII and Korean war secrets. Unknown stories revealed & places rediscovered. Personal stories of combat & home front, legends, Gremlins and foofighters.


Pacifica Military Press History Books - They offer free sample chapters from their current books and a list of links that military history buffs will find useful.

Presidio Press - America's foremost publisher of military history.