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Stilwell Museum/Former Residence of General Stilwell (Shidiwei Jiangjun Jiuju)
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Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Not a magnificent museum, but for a pair of history nerds well-versed in the history of the Flying Tigers it was a must visit. Enough interesting pictures to be of interest for anyone who doesn't particularly like history or know about the Flying Tigers. This and the Stilwell house across the street aren't draw-dropping but that can be forgiven for a museum about a relatively unknown foreign force from 60 years ago. Exit the fotuguan subway stop and head down the road and it will be on your right with the Stilwell house on your left. Well worth a visit. Also houses an art gallery with some interesting and pretty work for decent prices which can be haggled over despite their price tags.

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Reviewed June 26, 2014

This residence and office of General Stilwell during World War Two contains many of the artifacts and pictures relative to that time period when America and China were wartime allies.

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Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great tribute to the men of the Flying Tigers. We just got back from amazing China tour with "Fun For Less" travel. The museum did a excellent job explaining the task of the Tigers.

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Reviewed May 24, 2014

Chongqing, China was known Chungking and during World War II it was China’s provisional capital. There are two museums that honor Americans who helped to protect the Chinese from Japanese aggression. One is devoted to the Flying Tigers and across the street is the General Joseph Stilwell museum.

The Flying Tiger Museum is dedicated to the memory of the American pilots, also known as the 1st American Volunteer Group, who fought with Chinese pilots against Japanese invading troops during the Second World War. The Flying Tigers, under the command of Claire Chennault, consisted of three fighter squadrons with about 20 aircraft. Their planes, mainly Curtiss P-40 Warhawks, with their shark teeth design were easy to recognize and their exploits were widely publicized.

Across the road is the museum that honors General Joseph W. Stilwell who was the Chief of Staff in the China Theater of Operation and Commander-in-Chief of the American Army in the China-Burma-India Theater. Stilwell helped to train the Chinese army and he was instrumental in the construction of the Burma Road whereby supplies were able to reach China to aid in their fight against the Japanese. In 1991 the museum opened in the house Stilwell occupied for several years with rooms restore to their wartime likeness and displays dealing with the war.

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Reviewed May 18, 2014

I traveled with a Gate1 tour group in April. We probably stayed around an hour at this museum and that was plenty of time for me. If you are a history buff and want to see more of the Chinese-US perspective of the war, than this museum will probably be pretty interesting to you. All of the photos were clearly explained in both Chinese and English. I didn't really know much about General Stilwell before coming to this place and I honestly can't remember much of what I learned. However, this is probably due to a lack of interest on my part rather than any default of the museum. There were some nice views of the river from outside of the house that kept my attention. I guess that is why Stilwell chose this place! Overall, I don't regret going - it was relatively cheap, only took a small amount of time, and showed me some things that I never knew about. This museum did peak my interest in the Soong sisters so I might have to check out the movie about them sometime soon.

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