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August 29, 2023

Flying shark, no! Flying tiger, yes.

Your photo and headline on the front page of your Aug. 25 edition of the Cape Gazette is Exhibit A for the failure of our school system to teach American history. The story of the Flying Tigers, albeit a small part of World War II, would have come to the attention of anyone with even a passing interest in the American history of World War II.

Lest we forget – the Curtiss P-40N on your front page was not a “flying shark,” but a “flying tiger.”  Perhaps a little history lesson, courtesy of Wikipedia, would help your editorial staff.

Joseph E. Brocato
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