Tuesday, July 01, 2014

A Wink And A Nod

On July 10th, 1941, the Jaegersfontein set sail from San Francisco. Among the passengers on board the Dutch ship were one hundred and twenty young men and women bound for China. They traveled as missionaries, salesman, poets, even circus performers. They were all part of a secret air force recruited from the ranks of the military to fight the Japanese, even though the United States was not yet at war with Japan. Roosevelt never signed an executive order for this action - it was done with a wink and a nod. They were called the American Volunteer Group - The AVG

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