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Hans K

This is a friend's flag , their Father flew C-47 over the hump . If downed he would show this flag .

Can someone translate this directly with all the odd grammer. Thanks Hans K.

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elliott50

The flag should be read top-to-bottom, right-to-left.

Here is my word-for-word translation:

來華助戰 - Lái Huà zhùzhàn - [This person who has] come to China to assist with the fight

洋人美國 - Yángrén Měiguó - [is a] foreigner [from the] USA

軍民一體 - jūnmín yītǐ - soldiers and civilians all concerned

救護 - jiùhù - [should] give first aid [to him]

...

航空委員會 - Hángkōng Wěiyuánhuì - Aviation Committee

字第1176號 - zì dì 1176 hào - pass number 1176 in the series

Edit: The Wikipedia entry referenced by abcedfg in the post below gives the translation as:

"This foreign person has come to China to help in the war effort. Soldiers and civilians, one and all, should rescue and protect him".

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Hans K

Thanks Elliot

There is no odd phrasing in the direct translation , like Luftwaffe is air weapon directly translated .

I would love to rotate the image , but with my browser and iMac I have no permission to edit anything with only one post.

Edit complete on flag *****

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abcdefg

Looks like a "blood chit" flag. Quite an honor to have carried one in that campaign.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_chit

Some other relevant notes are in the "Chinese History" section of the forum.

http://www.chinese-forums.com/index.php?/topic/20062-burma-hump-and-flying-tigers/page__p__161833__hl__flying+tigers__fromsearch__1#comment-161833

Here's a snapshot of an aviator's jacket from the Kunming display mentioned in the older post.

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Hans K

Thanks for the post abcd****

I had fun researching the personal stories on the web .

I'm sure you have some choice stories , links .

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