China 2005

In 2005, the Chinese government officially observed the 60th Anniversary of the Defeat of Japan. While none of the Tigers could make the trip, a few of the Tiger Cubs were able to go in their place.

Arriving in Shanghai, the first stop was in Weifang where the Japanese operated an internment camp for non-Chinese citizens captured during the invasion. Several of the camp buildings had been renovated and the site turned into a memorial park which was formally dedicated on the 60th Anniversary of the end of the war.

From there, the group made an overnight stop in Quingdao before proceeding to Kunming to see the elementary school and monument dedicated to the Flying Tigers and everyone who flew over the Hump.

And no trip to China would be complete without a visit to the Great Wall before flying out of Beijing to return home.

You can follow the 2005 tour using the links below.