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WWII FAR EAST BLOOD CHIT

A printed cloth or 'redemption coupon' Inspired by British specimens issued to RAF pilots in India.
Blood Chits originated during WW2 with the 'Flying Tigers' and were later issued to other aircrews flying over occupied Axis territory.

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  • Blood Chits were not first used or invented by the Flying Tigers. They were actually first used militarily by the British in 1918 in the North West Frontier, where they were called Goolie Chits. They then continued to be used by the RAF throughout the 1930's in the North West Frontier until WW2. The Flying Tigers certainly used them, but were far from being the first.
    .......... Phil, Reading, England, 9th of April 2013

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