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Red Chinese victory credits in China conflicts



  PLAAF in air combats 1945-2002


Air combats during the Chinese civil war between Red and Nationalist air forces are not well documented.
The 1958 Quemoy Islands crisis with Taiwan forces where several F-86s were claimed.
Red Chinese pilots were involved in numerous interceptions after intrusions of US or CNAF reconaissance aircraft or drones.
Further Quemoy Islands clashes, 60s and 70s.
Soviet units and pilots were involved in the clashes of 1958.


  The lists

All the lists present the following data:
Name and (when known) first name are presented with arbitrary choice for the spelling (russian, german, arab names...).
RANK of the pilot: see the rank page for the meaning of the abbreviations and the equivalence.
According to the pages, COUNTRY, NATION for the nationality or ethnic origin, AIR_SERVICE for the air arm, are provided.
The number of victories represents usually the total of kills (individual plus shared). The shared kills are indicated when known under the form [indiv+shared]. The official score is indicated when different from the total (American and British scores of ww2 for example).
Authors of the SOURCES column are given; report to the bibliography page to find the books, articles, web pages in alphabetical order. The OTHER_SOURCES column presents the divergent scores with sometimes the author of the source.
The DETAIL column shows occasionally the type of kill, balloons, V-1s, ground kills, unconfirmed kills...
The NOTE column exposes different commentaries and for lack of space, abbreviations are used: report to the abbreviation page for their meaning.




Updated: 12/01/2008

Rank Name First Name Victories Sources Detail Air Service Units Death Note Other Sources
LIU Wie-min 2 China-Military.org (2 credited because KIA?) PLAAF 27thReg/9thDiv 23/08/1958 2 RoCAF F-86s, Zhangzhou. KIA.
WANG Zi-Zhong 2 T. Cooper PLAAF 5thReg/2ndDiv MiG-15, Quemoy incident, 1958. 0 (Cooper)
ZHANG Yi-Ling 2 China-Military.org PLAAF 54thReg 18thDiv MiG-17, 2 Nationalist jets, 1958. KIA.
ZHAO De-An 2 China-Military.org PLAAF 54thReg 18thDiv MiG-17, 2 Nationalist jets, 1956-58. 1
ZHOU Chun-Fu 2 T. Cooper (2 credited because KIA?) PLAAF 46thReg 16thDiv 14/08/1958 MiG-17 pilot, 1958, KIA. 0 (Cooper)
CAO Shuang-Ming 1 T.Cooper PLAAF MiG-17, 1 CNAF C-46, 1958. 0 (Cooper)
CHANG Zhu-You 1 China-Military.org PLAAF 52ndReg 18thDiv MiG-17, 1 F-86, Guangdong, 1958.
GAO Chang-Ji 1 China-Military.org PLAAF 54thReg 18thDiv MiG-17, 1 Nationalist F-84, 1958.
HU Shougen 1 T.Cooper (AirCombat) PLAAF 24Div One RoCAF F-104, 1967.
JIANG Zhe-Lun 1 China-Military.org PLAAF 52ndReg 18thDiv 1 RoCAF B-17, Guangdong, 1959.
LU Minh 1 D.Lednicer PLAAF MiG-17, one CNAF B-17, 1956.
ZHU You-Cai 1 T.Cooper PLAAF 52ndReg/18thDiv MiG-17, Quemoy 1958 incident.
Table: Red Chinese victory credits in China conflicts


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