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     If you have something to add to the days of the AVG in China, contact me via e-mail at  My alternate e-mail address is   In addition I'd love to hear from folks who are interested in this time in history, so drop me a line.

     The ensignia the 'The Old Man' is wearing on his cap is the same as George wore on his jacket.  I have always thought it was the emblem of the 43rd Bomb Squadron which was located at MacDill in Tampa.  This ensignia is also worn by Ed Liebolt and one of the First Squadron ground crew.
     The mystery is solved.  The patch shown below is the Chinese Air Force patch.  It was generally worn by AVG headquarters personnel.  George wore it instead of the 'Adam and Eve' 1st. Squadron patch.