Our guest Ellis Zhu took a break this week to taste famous North Carolina pulled pork barbecue and learn about a local hero Hoyle Upchurch, who as a pilot for the famed Flying Tigers defended Ellis’ forefathers in China from the Japanese in WWII.

  1. Reitz North America Project Manager Ben Misegades with Ellis Zhu in front of a replica of a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, the primary fighter aircraft of the Flying Tigers. The replica is at the Gilliam-McConnell airfield in Carthage, North Carolina, not far from Reitz North America’s Office in Aberdeen.
  2. Ellis in front of memorials to Flying Tiger pilot Hoyle Upchurch.
  3. Ellis and Ben enjoy a barbecue lunch at the Pik ‘n Pig restaurant located at the Gilliam-McConnell airfield.

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