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By Terrill J. Clements, Jim Laurier

The yankee Volunteer crew, or 'Flying Tigers', have remained the main recognized outfit to determine motion in global conflict II. Manned via volunteers flying American airplane got from the British, the AVG fought bravely within the face of overwhelming odds in China and Burma ahead of the united states access into international conflict II. Pilots corresponding to 'Pappy' Boyington, R T Smith and John Petach turned family names as a result of their exploits opposed to the japanese military Air strength. The AVG legend was once created flying the Curtis P-40 Tomahawk and Kittyhawk. This quantity dispels the myths surrounding the colors and markings worn via those well-known combatants.

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But it is evident that the supply of bone, shell, and labor was sufficiently ample during the reign of Wu Ting for the diviners to have enjoyed great 120. Ping-pien 58 provides a particularly interesting example: thirty double-linked hollows were bored and chiseled, and eight of these were not burned; of these eight, six were arranged symmetrically, three on the right and three on the left. I t is significan t that in the case of two ou t of the remaining twenty-two hollows that were burned and produced cracks, the cracks so produced were not numbered (for crack numbers, see sec.

I know of no later evidence to support such an interpretation, but Shang usage provides some support (see n. 74). 72. Wo;rJi; could mean either "we" or the name of a statelet; frequently it is impossible to decide which meaning was intended. For an introduction to the problem, see Ch'en Meng-chia (1956), pp. 3 14, 3 15; Jao (1959), pp. 70 5-7 06 . 3). Cf. n. 42. 74· Cf. Ito (I96n), p. 255. It seems unlikely that in contexts such as these T could mean "gave as a gift, contributed"; ifso, it would require that Wo conveyed the shells to Fu Ching, who in turn "gave" part of them to the royal diviners.

18). For classical passagt;s about rituals to prepare the turtle shell for divination, see Hu Hou-hstian ( 1944), p. 63; Kaizuka (1967), pp. 199-200; Shirakawa (1972), p. 19. The original passages may be found in SKK, ch. 128, pp. 26-27; CLCY, ch. 48, pp. n-b (Biot [1969], vol. 2, p. 77). 69. The fact that T does not appear on oracle bones bearing the marginal notations "sent in" (ju or fail suggests a significant difference between those sent in and those brought in ( 1). If T did involve preparation, it is possible that the scapulas or plastrons sent in were already prepared (cf.

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