The Flying Tigers Silk Blood Chit is suitable for framing or sewn on your favorite flight jacket. The silk version is meant to be sewn onto the jacket’s lining, as it is not weather-proof. These high-quality blood chits are a part of American history. A must-have for all collectors and aviation enthusiasts!
The Flying Tigers Silk Blood Chit features:
- Silk screened Nationalist Chinese flag at the top
- Silk screened Chinese lettering on bottom
- Message reads “This foreign person has come to China to help in the war effort. Soldiers and civilians, one and all, should rescue, protect, and provide him medical care.”
- Size: 9.5″ x 13″
- Colors: White with Red, Blue, and Black
The concept of the blood chit originated in China during the early days of World War II. Created by members of General Chennault’s American Volunteer Group — the Flying Tigers.
The famed pilots wore Chinese and American flags, and a message in Chinese characters. The translated message said that they were American airmen fighting the Japanese invaders of China; they had met misfortune and needed help in evading the Japanese and assistance in returning to their home base.