CHINA 1926-1939

Foreign volunteers in the China conflicts

  Foreign volunteers over China

After the refusal of stalin to supply Chiang Kai-Shek with a/c and airmen in 1933, the Nationalist leader turned to Western nations for help. US, French, British and Italian pilots fought in the Chinese skies:
Several Chinese American pilots with Chinese parents came from Seatle or Los-Angeles to train and then fight in Chinese units.
Other American pilots came in the wake of the famous Chennault.
French pilots with Spanish civil war experience fought some time with succes.
British and Italian pilots were present but with no score available.

  Claims and credits

The scores of the Chinese American pilots were based on the CAF (RoCAF) combat records and qualified 'official record'. Sometimes they differs from log books and claims (Cl.Louie).

  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: 15/09/2012

MajJohn 'Buffalo' (Sun-Shui)WONG (HUANG)USA9V.Arkhipov17thPS, 29thPS; 5thPG16/03/1941P-26, Gladiator; I-15, 40-41. DOW8+1sh; 7
EVRené FrançoisDROUILLETFrance5M. Catillon21/09/1974Ethiopia, Spain, China and WW2.0, 3
MajClifford (Yim-Qun)LOUIE (LO)USA5H. Gustavsson28thPS(5thPG)Hawk III, Gladiator, I-152, 1937-40.
MajArthur Shui-Tin 'Art'CHIN (CHEN)USA44V.Arkhipov28thPS, 32ndPSHawk, Gladiator, I-15, WIA.6,5(Olynyk), 7+1sh; 8+1sh
OmerPOIVREFrance2P. Laureau14/12/1937Hawk III, China 1937 DOW.
DEMBERELMongolia1V. KoltelnikovR-5, Khalkhin-Gol, 1936.
DORJEMongolia1V. KoltelnikovR-5 gunner, Khalkhin-Gol 1936.
S/CWilliamLABUSSIEREFrance13Ehrengardt-List., YoungEsc.Def.Costas; 14thSqn; EC2/59526/10/1992Spain; China; MS-406, Tonkin, Cambodia.8
LtRobertSHORTUSA1C. Shores22/02/1932Boeing 218, Shanghai Incident, 1932.
Table: Foreign volunteers in the China conflicts

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