Thursday, November 18, 2021

Hells Angels, Flying Tigers 1942

HAMC official history says the name comes from a World War II veteran from the “Flying Tigers.” Flying Tiger Arvid Olson was a close friend of one of the founders of the Hells Angels.
The Flying Tigers were volunteers in service to the Chinese Air Force who fought the Japanese. The unit’s 3rd Pursuit Squadron of 10 planes was comprised of Marine Corps aviators. They called themselves the Hell’s Angels. The "Death’s Head" logo can be traced to two U.S. Army Air Corps patches, the 85th Fighter Squadron and the 552nd Medium Bomber Squadron.