Crop Duster Michael Gunvordahl Talks Of His Flying Tigers Pilot Uncle

Jun 1, 2018

In The Moment ... June 1, 2018 Show 349 Hour 1

The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk flown by the Flying Tigers during WWII.

Last week we featured an interview with Sam Kleiner, author of The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots who Waged a Secret War Against Japan.  The Flying Tigers were led by General Claire Chennault, who molded a bunch of misfits and characters into a successful group of flyers responsible for destroying nearly 300 enemy aircraft in Burma, Thailand and China.

A listener from Burke reached out to us after the segment to let us know that his uncle flew with the Flying Tigers and that he had some interesting stories to share.  Michael Gunvordahl visits about his uncle, Ralph Gonvordahl.  A pilot himself, Gunvordahl also details his career as a crop duster.