Re:The Flying Tigers ,Combat Record -Dec 20, 1941 - July 4, 1942
Take these claims with a heavy dose of salt. In the period December 1941 to May 1942, when AVG claims can be correlated with Japanese losses, they claimed 85 and actually got 21. During this period the AVG claimed 201 victories and RAF units 50, while actual Japanese losses were 65. Correlating AVG and RAF claims with Japanese losses is difficult because sometimes the two air forces were fighting together, but in the scenario that is most favourable to the AVG they couldn't have achieved better than 28 percent accuracy.
In fairness, it should be noted that the Japanese were no better while the RAF achieved little better than 50 percent accuracy.