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eMedals-United States. A USAAF China Air Task Force (14th AF CATF) Theater-Made Patch

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United States. A USAAF China Air Task Force (14th AF CATF) Theater-Made Patch



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United States. A USAAF China Air Task Force (14th AF CATF) Theater-Made Patch

The star in rolled silver wire, red embroidered center on the star, the tiger in silvered wire in various textures along with orange and black embroidery, the tiger's eye in red and white embroidery, on a navy blue felt field, black cloth backer, 68 mm, scattered interruption in the wire on the tiger, one hole attributed to mothing, near extremely fine. Footnote: The China Air Task Force (CATF) was a combat organization of the United States Army Air Forces created in July 1942, under the command of Brigadier General Claire Chennault, after the Flying Tigers of the 1st American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force were disbanded on July 4th of that month. It consisted of the 23rd Fighter Group with four squadrons, the assigned 74th, 75th, 76th, and attached 16th Fighter Squadrons, plus the 11th Bombardment Squadron. It was a subordinate unit of the Tenth Air Force in India, commanded by Brigadier General Earl Naiden and (from August 18, 1942) by Major General Clayton Bissell. "Chennault had no respect for Bissell as a combat airman," wrote his biographer Martha Byrd, and "Bissell had no respect for Chennault as an administrator." Their relationship, she wrote, was ugly. On March 19, 1943, the CATF was disbanded and replaced by the Fourteenth Air Force, with Chennault, now a Major General, in command. In the nine months of its existence, the China Air Task Force had been credited with shooting down 149 Japanese planes, plus 85 probables, with a loss of only 16 P-40s. It had flown 65 bombing missions against Japanese targets in China, Burma and Indochina, dropping 311 tons of bombs and losing only one B-25 bomber.
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