Flying Tigers ace Fritz Wolf of Shawano, Wisconsin, is the focus of an exhibit opening Jan. 31 at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison.
Wolf was a naval aviator who flew in Burma and China in 1941-42, and from the decks of the USS Hornet and USS Yorktown in 1944-45. According to a museum description of the exhibit:
During World War II, Wolf shot down five enemy aircraft, including two Japanese bombers on December 20, 1941. This new exhibit features numerous artifacts, including a scarf given to him and his fellow “Flying Tigers” by Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, photographs and mementos from his service, and a short film detailing Wolf’s homecoming parade in July 1942.
The museum is located at 30 W. Mifflin St., across the street from the State Capitol.