Classic examples of the Chinese Air Force: Air Force volunteers first enemy aircraft shot down
the first pilot to shoot down enemy planes Lee Han Source: Xinhua
Time: January 29, 1951 Location: Dingzhou west
1951 年 1 29, is an unforgettable day. On this day, young Chinese People’s Volunteers, the first Air Force shot down enemy aircraft.
this day 13:34, the volunteers set up in front of the headquarters of the Air Force radar station, found a group of enemy aircraft in the Dingzhou, Anju height of 5,000 meters above the circle in an attempt blocked and attacked railway stations and state security Chungchon Bridge.
twenty-eight brigade was ordered to attack. Led by Captain Lee Han Wu Qi, Song Yamin, Sunyue Kun, Li Xiangang, Weimeng Yun, Zhao, Chu Futian other flight athletes, under the cover of the Friends of the Air Force, drove eight Hawk, lightning fly theater.
finding the target before the enemy is an important part of air combat victories. I flew aerial darting Mengjin athletes side, side strongly in search of enemy aircraft. 1:40, I drive west of the theater flew Dingzhou, 4 # Sun Yuekun suddenly reports: “Left in front of that target!” We followed his directions carefully looked the report, and sure enough there is 16 F – 84 type aircraft in the activity. Enemies to meet, exceptionally jealous! At this time, as long as the air commander’s order, as they would like the Tigers down toward the enemy. However, Lee Han did not act rashly. He learned from previous lessons the battle: against the cunning of the U.S. air piracy, we must dare dares, dare to win, but also in each specific battle, be careful, pay attention to tactics in order to achieve greater success.
I quickly take advantage of the sun hidden formation, detour to the left and above the enemy, to occupy the height advantage, condescending, along the sun, see the enemy’s deployment. The original 16 aircraft into 6000 meters and 5000 meters up and down two floors, each 8, is 4 machines in front, left and right side back cover of each two-plane. Under this situation, Li Hanli is determined: “When the enemy reaches the bottom right of my time, concentrating their forces to attack the top, the odd win, playing it a surprise!” When the enemy just close to the coastline, Lee Han suddenly issued attack command: “cast tanks! two squadrons cover, a squadron of attack!” and then led a squadron of 120-degree right turn, push the nose, with lightning speed to the top eight enemy fierce pressure in the past.
enemy see me fast and violent, unstoppable, hurriedly turning out. Lee Han followed left four enemy aircraft, a semi-ring around the curve, just bite the enemy’s left rear of No. 3 machine, firmly set into the ring, to be close to 400 meters, severely to press the gun button, saw smoke the enemy fire, fell into the sea. When Han-attack, as the cover of the enemy two pairs of double machine, has attempted to attack from the left top of Lee Han, intercepting my wingman group quickly split up, the enemy dispersed. At the same time, in the lower eight enemy aircraft, led the lead plane from the rear I drilled out. High-altitude surveillance aircraft has been deputy head Li Xiangang activity Seeing the situation, immediately led Weimeng Yun, Zhao and Chu Futian swoop down from a height, a gust of fire, the enemy broke up eight. Lee Han led his unit in pursuit of, a wounded enemy. This battle ended in victory. I twenty-eight U.S. aircraft shot down or damaged unit with each one, he has no record of an injury, returned safely.
this victory, marking the growth of people’s air force in the battle on the road has taken a welcome step, but also for the people of the Air Force’s history of war and wrote the glorious first page. (Ding Bai) (material from the Propaganda Department of the Political Department of the Air Force to provide, Xinhua military order)
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