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|Flight Leader Peter Wright (deceased)|
Peter Wright was born in 1917 in Portland, Oregon and grew up in the Philidelphia, Pennsylvania area. After attending Yale for 2 years, he joined the Navy and earned his wings by 1940. He served as a dive-bomber pilot aboard the USS Yorktown, Ranger and Wasp. When he joined the AVG in 1941, Peter was assigned to the Panda Bears squadron, and participated in what would prove to be some of the AVG s more significant battles, including the dive-bombing mission in the Salween River Gorge. After the AVGs disbandment, Peter volunteered to remain in China for 2 extra weeks, helping check out new incoming American pilots. During this time, he added an additional enemy aircraft to his score, giving him a total of 3.65 victories. After the war, Peter became highly involved with the helicopter industry, acquiring a number of prestigious awards, and ultimately being instrumental in establishing the American Helicopter Museum in Westchester, Pennsylvania, the nations first of its kind. Peter has remained extremely active with his AVG companions throughout the years, and always recalled those days with great fondness. Peter Wright sadly died 1st June 2007.
Items Signed by Flight Leader Peter Wright (deceased)
| ||Shark Sighting by John D Shaw.|
Price : £220.00
|Before the pilots of the legendary American Volunteer Group could take to the skies against the enemy, the all-important task of Bore Sighting the .30 caliber wing guns of their P-40s had to take place! The ingenious armourers of the AVG were often ......|
|Summer of 42 by John D Shaw.|
|In this superb tribute to one of the most famous fighter units of WWII the serenity of the beautiful Li River is broken as P40 Tomahawks of the AVG Flying Tigers, bearing their famous shark-mouth motif, return to base at Kweilin. ......||NOT|
|Spoiling the Party by Stan Stokes.|
Price : £124.00
|Claire Chennaults American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers) continues to capture the imagination and interest of aviation history buffs more than fifty years after they flew combat missions for the Chinese Air Force. Composed of about ninety pilots a......|
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|Squadrons for : Flight Leader Peter Wright (deceased)|
|A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Flight Leader Peter Wright (deceased). A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.|
Country : US
(AVG) Financially backed by China to defend against Japanese attack, prior to American entering the war. Pilots awarded $500 bounty for each aircraft destroyed.
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Killed aged 22 on 4th July 1943 when his Stirling BK718 WP-M of No.90 Sqn was shot down and crashed near Cologne. He is buried in Overloon War Cemetery. Son of John and Marion Freeland, of Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
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