Our tour had time for the Flying tigers museum across the street and it was well worth the visit. Located atop a winding one way Chongqing road overlooking the water, this museum, consisting of two main rooms and what is now showrooms for an art school ( with local artisans) was a gem. the history of Major Cehnault and General Stillwell is told in the guide's narrative and photos and exhibits. the orogin of the Flying Tigers in 1937 as a volunteer unit reaponsible for the air defense of what was then known as Chungking was fascinating and brought attendees to tears. the exhibit regarding the emblem that the pilots wore explaining to the Chinese people that they were to be aided if shot down , and the accompanying narratives of rescues gave us goosebumps. Although small, this museum packs a punch in delivering its message of gratitude for the extraordinary aervice by these extraordinary men. while driving along the riverside roadway, look for the former bomb shelters cut into the side of the hill, now being used as storage or even mini-stores.
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