True tales of Flying Tiger aviator’s adventures Jan. 21

Special to Valley Community Newspapers

Photo public domain, signed R.T. Smith

Photo public domain, signed R.T. Smith

Attention Military History and Aviation Buffs:

The true, larger-than-life adventures of an extraordinary aviator from over half a century ago will be recounted in an adult program at the Arden-Dimick Library on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m.

Join local author Barry S. Martin as he shares some tall, but true tales of Royal Leonard’s extraordinary adventures as Chiang Kai-shek’s personal pilot, co-conspirator with the Flying Tigers commander, and aviator on the “Skyway to Hell, ” from his new book Forgotten Aviator: The Adventures of Royal Leonard.

Find out more about this legendary aviator and the drama and danger of the Golden Age of American Aviation and the Sino-Japanese War.

Refreshments will be served and questions will be welcomed.

The Arden-Dimick Library is located at 891 Watt Avenue in Sacramento. For more information, call (916) 264-2700 or visit

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