Robert H. Neale Flying Tigers Collection

Title

Robert H. Neale Flying Tigers Collection

Description

The Robert H. Neale Flying Tigers Collection primarily relates to Robert H. Neale's 1941-1942 service as an ace fighter pilot with the American Volunteer Group (AVG), also known as the Flying Tigers, in Burma during World War II. The collection is comprised of visual and textual materials, including approximately 470 photographic prints and 61 negatives, military orders and documents, personal documents, and assorted clippings and ephemera. It also includes a significant amount of post-war material related to both Neale and the AVG, dated 1958-2004.

Most of the material was likely collected by Neale until his death in 1994. The remainder of the material was likely collected by his son, Robert H. Neale, Jr. The collection has been arranged into two series, Robert H. Neale and American Volunteer Group, which have been further divided into subseries. Materials are arranged chronologically within these sections.

Please note that some of the images in this collection contain graphic scenes of wartime violence.

Digitized Materials: A large selection of materials from both series has been digitized, including photographs, negatives, and documents

Date

1937-2004 (bulk dates 1941-1943)

Creator

Neale, Robert H., 1914-1994
Neale, Robert H., Jr., 1943-2006

Language

Some materials are in Chinese. One item is in Chinese and English. All other materials are in English.

Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Robert H. Neale Flying Tigers Collection must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives.

Bibliographic Citation

The Robert H. Neale Flying Tigers Collection/The Museum of Flight

Identifier

2008-08-29

Collection Organization

Collection Items

[Robert H. Neale Flying Tigers Collection, Box One, Folder 3 - War-time correspondence, 1941-1943]
Items from Box One, Folder 3 of the Robert H. Neale Flying Tigers Collection, circa 1941-1943. Folder contains war-time correspondence sent during Neale's service with the American Volunteer Group. Includes 37 total documents.

[Robert H. Neale Flying Tigers Collection, Box One, Folder 8 - Assorted military and post-war documents -- scrapbook, 1941-1947]
Items from Box One, Folder 8 of the Robert H. Neale Flying Tigers Collection, circa 1941-1947. Folder contains assorted military and post-war documents related to Neale's service with the American Volunteer Group, including memorandums, military…

[Robert H. Neale Flying Tigers Collection, Box One, Folder 8 - Assorted military and post-war documents -- scrapbook, 1941-1947]
Items from Box One, Folder 9 of the Robert H. Neale Flying Tigers Collection, circa 1941-1947. Folder contains assorted military and post-war documents related to Neale's service with the American Volunteer Group, including memorandums, military…

[Robert H. Neale standing outside building]
Photograph of Robert H. Neale in his U.S. Navy uniform standing outside a building, circa 1938-1941.

[Robert H. Neale at military camp]
Photograph of AVG (American Volunteer Group) serviceman Robert H. Neale at a military camp, likely in Burma or China, circa 1941-1942.Inscription on verso: "I am no doubt thinking what a dump this place is and a lot of other things which are…

[Robert H. Neale on deck of ship]
Photograph of Robert H. Neale in his U.S. Navy uniform on the deck of a ship, circa 1938-1941.Inscription on verso: "I would have looked happier had you been there."

[Robert H. Neale on deck of ship]
Photograph of Robert H. Neale in his U.S. Navy uniform on the deck of a ship, circa 1938-1941.

[Robert H. Neale]
Photographic portrait of Robert H. Neale in his American Volunteer Group uniform, circa 1941-1942.

[Robert H. Neale]
Photographic portrait of Robert H. Neale in his American Volunteer Group uniform, circa 1941-1942.

[Robert H. Neale and Curtiss P-40 Warhawk]
Composite photograph of two images featuring AVG (American Volunteer Group) serviceman Robert H. Neale and his Curtiss P-40 Warhawk aircraft, circa 1941-1942. The aircraft is painted with the AVG's "shark face" nose art.Inscription: "Bob Neale &…
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