The "Flying Tigers" is derived from "China Air Force America Volunteers Group." which was founded on August 1, 1941 by the American flight instructor Chennault. At the end of the World War II, the Flying Tigers lost more than 800 aircraft and sacrificed more than 3,000 people. They shot down 2,600 enemy planes, sunk or reinvented 2.23 million tons of enemy merchant ships, 44 warships, and 13,000 inland rivers under 100 tons. The Flying Tigers killed 66,700 Japanese officers and soldiers and made tremendous contributions to the Chinese people's war of resistance against Japan and the victory of the world anti-fascist war.