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Freedom Fighters: Maurice David Shimic

By Joan Hallmark

Farm boy David Shimic joined the army immediately after Pearl Harbor and passed the required tests to become a pilot in the army air corps.

Shimic wasn't required to climb any windmills in China, but interrupting Japanese supply lines, and attacking Japanese fighter planes turned out to be a lot more dangerous.

Japan had already occupied much of China by 1942, and the Flying Tigers in their p-40 fighters had to constantly change up their bases.

Being "the hunters, not the hunted" was the motto of the Flying Tigers.

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