– We’re Collaborating with Purple Foxes –Our organization is now collaborating with CJ Machado of Purple Foxes to honor and tell the stories of how our WWII veterans made a difference and continue to make a difference in our world. Click on the image above to purchase and download each chapter of this exciting multi-generational super-hero military adventure series.
2018 Scholarship Program Announced
Since 2010, the Flying Tigers 69th D.R.S. Assn., Inc. has supported an academic scholarship program for the descendants of the Flying Tigers and other members of the 14th Air Force. The Flying Tigers 69th D.R.S. Assn., Inc. maintains two commemorative scholarship funds: the Marty Oxenburg Scholarship (which is funded entirely by donations) and the Doris van Tanner Tursky Memorial Scholarship Fund (which is supported by an endowment). Scholarship awards are distributed from these accounts. Since 2010, 16 scholarship recipients have received monetary awards totaling $20,450. CLICK HERE for more information and to apply.
“This documentary is excellent! It’s time we remember what has been forgotten.”
Nell Chennault Calloway
Join us in honoring the 250,000 men and women who served our country in CBI during WWII.
Watch the trailer for this documentary, currently in production. We’d love to hear your comments. After watching the trailer, please CLICK HERE to leave your comments on our Blog page.
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WILLIAM J. LAUN
June 6, 1911 – August 6, 2018
With both sad and joyful hearts, we want to inform our Flying Tiger Family, that William (Bill) Laun recently passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018. Bill was 107 years young and lived his life to the fullest. Always with a smile on his face, he loved his family, his Flying Tiger extended family and most all, his country. Bill served his country faithfully during WWII in the Army Air Corp with the Flying Tiger 69th DRS in Kunming China. We will always remember Bill for his positive “can-do” attitude and his care and concern for the welfare of others. We will miss you Bill!
A memorial service to honor Bill and other Tigers, Cubs and Moms lost this past year will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 using our telephone conference call. Please see our Blog post HERE for details.
It is with a very heavy heart that I share with our Tiger Family that there has been a tremendous loss.
On August 5th, 2017, Verlin Abbott was taken from us far too soon. He passed out of this life doing what he so loved, serving others while riding his motorcycle. In 2005, Verlin came into our “Tiger Family”. He volunteered to create our first website and continued as our Web master and fellow executive board member.
His efforts opened the door for the world to connect with us. Our website has allowed many other squadrons and groups to join us to carry the Tiger legacy forward. From his countless hours of service, amazing talent, love of our country and deep respect for the Flying Tigers, he created connections to people that have developed our 69th organization beyond our dreams.
Verlin not only served as our Creative Director on the Cub board he also was our go to person for military protocol as a retired Army Lt. Col. The 69th Tigers gave their blessings that we adopt Verlin as a “Cub”. We are the children and descendants of Flying Tigers.
We share miss his wisdom, guidance, laughter, service and our Cub Brother.
You can send cards to Margaret and family at the following address or click on the link below to write on the Flanner & Buchanan guestbook. Thank you for your support.
The Abbott Family
13702 Thistlewood Drive
Carmel, IN 46032
Flanner Buhanan memorial page: http://obits.flannerbuchanan.com/obituary?id=308742
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- 2018 Memorial Service September 18, 2018
- Bob Friend at Planes of Fame!! August 5, 2018
- Thanks for your support! Mark your calendars! February 12, 2018
- This Saturday Feb 3…come join us at Planes of Fame to Learn of The Forgotten War: China-Burma-India February 1, 2018
- “The Forgotten War: China, Burma, India” December 14, 2017