Flying Tigers Honor “Earthquake McGoon”:

The Flying Tiger Association plans to hold a special memorial service May 24th at Arlington Cemetery for James B. McGovern Jr., according to an association release. The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command identified remains found in northern Laos as those of McGovern, who was nicknamed “Earthquake McGoon” after a 1940s cartoon character. McGovern, as a first lieutenant served with the Flying Tigers during World War II, and flew a C-119 for the CIA sponsored CAT airlines in Southeast Asia, where his aircraft crashed on May 6, 1954.