Secret Files: “mystery gift” warming of Sino-US military exchanges
James Dean (below) is a longtime friend Donald Rumsfeld [profile picture]
Navy P4M-1Q electronic surveillance [ Profile picture]
military relations, national relations, usually in the most “wind vane” meaning. The impact of China and the U.S. has the world’s two great powers, military exchanges, but after the storm. July 16, 2006 to 21, will be vice chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld should be invited to the United States five-day official visit. This is the Bush administration came to power, the highest level Chinese military visit to the United States, this trip opened a new chapter in Sino-US military exchanges. Vice Chairman Guo brought two mysterious gifts, has become a useful boost Sino-US military exchanges.
50 years ago, the night
7 18 morning, Guo Boxiong with Rumsfeld at the Pentagon during the talks, presented to Rumsfeld a “mystery gift . ” Rumsfeld opened a gift, suddenly his face became pale, repeatedly exclaimed: “My God! God!” What is a gift, make a tough Rumsfeld, known for such surprises, it had 50 years ago from a Speaking of the night air.
1956, the Cold War coincided with the climax. Deployed in the southeast coast of China Air Force, with the constant invasion of our airspace and U.S. aircraft launched an anti-hunting hunting the brutal fighting. Six groups in the Second Division of the Air Force’s combat report in August, recorded the occurrence of a 22 month adventure battle:
1956 年 8 月 22 at midnight, the U.S. Navy a P4M-1Q electronic surveillance machine secretly close to the mainland. 23:17, their movements in the east longitude 121 degrees 58 minutes north latitude and 32 degrees 30 minutes (145 km northeast of Shanghai) at my radar units were found. Aircraft altitude was 2,000 feet (450-600 meters), speed of 300-350 knots (555-650 km), course 140 degrees, flying from north to south. 23:54:10, 30 minutes at 122 degrees east longitude, north latitude 31 degrees 20 minutes (Shanghai East 100 km) territorial waters penetrated me, and I changed course 200 degrees vertically over the invasion of the Zhoushan Islands. 23:59 Second Division six Air Force regiment Zhang Wenyi, a MiG-17 fighters were ordered to take off, heading 120 degrees, altitude 1500 feet (450 meters), speed of 750 sea miles (1390 km) voyage to intercept. At 0:13:30 on the 23rd, P4M-1Q and invasion to longitude 122 degrees 15 minutes north latitude and 30 degrees 37 minutes I Chuanshan the island empty. 0:17:02, I MiG-17 radar-guided, in the vicinity of over Qushan found P4M-1Q. 0:17:09, 500-600 meters away from the invasion of the aircraft, I command post command to the MiG-17 on the P4M-1Q for the first attack, 0:17:52 for the second attack, P4M-1Q while fight back, I immediately conducted a third attack, see P4M-1Q and monitor the fire to 0:20:22, 15 km southeast fall in Qushan returning from the sea.
after the incident, the U.S. military invasion of China in order to obtain physical evidence, I search the East China Sea Fleet patrol boats, fishing out some U.S. aircraft wreckage and the bodies of two U.S. troops, and the body handed over to the United States. At the same time, the U.S. shot down the search area after the U.S. military remove two bodies. Finally, the United States only four bodies and 12 crew members were missing. One of them, named James Dean.
a close friend of Secretary of Defense
Rumsfeld holding the gift, is from the vast archives of information in the People’s Liberation Army, “Amoy” out of the fighting was reported photocopy. Rumsfeld’s state of mind it hard, all closely related with James Dean.
Dean and Donald Rumsfeld, met while studying at Cornell University, and became friends. Later, both attended the American University Naval Reserve Officer Corps, and later graduated with the Naval Air Florida flight training base, but Dean also became the co-pilot Donald Rumsfeld. Donald Rumsfeld has declared that Dean is his best friend.
once, two common flying training, aircraft from the ground the moment the sudden appearance of abnormal, Dean reminded Rumsfeld, the aircraft may be right wheel puncture, it is recommended immediately flew back to the airport. Failure plane in the dramatic landing of friction with the ground, they hold the joystick arm almost unconscious. Survived this experience, so that the two friendship goes a step further. Since then, Donald Rumsfeld first married. At that time, Dean’s girlfriend in the understanding of Cornell University Schiavo meet with him regularly to the base. Since Dean is not a house, so Schiavo generally live in the Rumsfeld temporary home. Nearly two years, Rumsfeld’s house, Dean and Schiavo became a holy love, until May 19, 1956 they married.
the end of May that year, that is, a few days after the wedding, Dean was ordered to belong squadron stationed with the Naval Air Station Atsugi, Japan. Since then, Rumsfeld never met Dean.
between life and death
P4M-1Q reconnaissance plane was shot down, the U.S. Navy on the Dean’s widow, said Schiavo, Dean probably dead. However, do not believe that 24-year-old Schiavo’s husband has been killed, she always believed he was somewhere in China.
later, Schiavo also found the two say their own “evidence.” First, the United States in 1993, the first 6004 number declassified intelligence documents the Air Force said the plane was shot down, two survivors recalled that, when it seems there are two survivors were rescued by the Chinese side, one looks like Di En. Second, Schiavo has been twice to China to find, adding that the Chinese learned from one, two U.S. pilots still alive, but she declined to say which disclosed the news of the Chinese people.
as Dean’s close friend, Donald Rumsfeld is very concerned about the disappearance of Dean, Dean had personally find the whereabouts. Over the years, Schiavo has asked Donald Rumsfeld in private to the Chinese government asked about the situation. In 1974, Donald Rumsfeld during his tenure in the Ford administration, on the use of diplomatic exchanges, Dean, and other crew members check the information. But both Kissinger’s memo, the memo to Ford, or Deng Xiaoping, have shown that “China’s detention of U.S. military personnel and not found any dead bodies.” Later, in accordance with Rumsfeld’s command, is responsible for locating the whereabouts of Dean’s senior U.S. intelligence official, Javier Naval officer, also reached the same conclusion: By analyzing the P4M-1Q reconnaissance aircraft wreckage can be shown that the moment of the crash the plane is nose into the water, Dien Sheng also negligible probability.
Schiavo, however out of respect for the next few decades, Rumsfeld has avoided publicly discussing the Dean thing. Until April 2001, Rumsfeld had to return to the U.S. EP-3 crew for the speech, public memories of his old friend. He was choking back tears, said, “Dean is a tall, burly guy, always smiling, happy to enjoy life, work conscientiously, it is easy to get along with people around.”
50 years ago to detect Chinese , Dean missing in the East China Sea, is still missing; 50 years or for surveillance in China, military aircraft hit the Chinese pilot missing, a sharp setback to Sino-US military relations. This time Donald Rumsfeld openly talking about his old friend, the far-reaching means self-evident. In October 2005, as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld first visit to China, specifically mentioned the matter again to China for half a century to find answers to the mystery of a final effort.
the Chinese military, has never been frosty, inhuman “tin soldiers.” Rumsfeld old friends, old comrades of the miss, the Chinese military is not only understandable, and even empathy. Today, Guo Vice Dean will be on the whereabouts of the Chinese Air Force report, presented to Rumsfeld, not only to clarify a fact: When the plane was shot down, and not rescued two U.S. pilots were Chinese, and can not survive in somewhere in China. Even more critical is that the special mystery gift, you can completely solve the mystery about the whereabouts of Dean, Donald Rumsfeld will help remove the emotional burden of 50 years, but also help improve Rumsfeld , Dean’s widow and the American people of China and the Chinese army’s trust. July 19, 2006, after the speech in the United States National Defense University, Guo Vice-Chairman also presented to the United States to another set of files that the simulation components. It is the United States by the Chinese military and civilian pilots Lieutenant Cole’s self-rescue process drawing comics, and a thank you letter he wrote to the Chinese people and the ambulance records in Guangdong East River Column.
Cole, during World War II as the “Flying Tigers” team was sent to war with Chinese assistance. February 10, 1944, during a mission execution when the Japanese shot down, Cole parachute to escape. Ground in the Japanese launched a large search of the critical moment, the leadership of the anti-Japanese armed East River Column, emergency action, the first rescued Cole. Cole thanked the Chinese army and people for the saving grace, the whole rescue process in the form of cartoons, from art on cigarette packages and wrote a letter of thanks on the back.
Vice Chairman Guo thank you to Cole’s comic and pieces of the simulation, presented to the U.S. National Defense University President Wilson will to live listening to more than 300 U.S. soldiers, scholars and students, about Cole after the Chinese army and rescue the people of both countries were fighting alongside the course. The audience was stunned, a round of applause. President Wilson said: witness the two countries will united in this, alongside the precious souvenirs, safe place in the National Defense University Library.
‘s visit two mysterious and special gift, in the United States military, politics and American society had a strong reaction. Chinese soldiers to defend the motherland’s territory, territorial waters, airspace security determination and ability; Chinese military people-oriented foreign policy; Chinese soldiers willing to work with all peace-loving people together to safeguard world peace and tolerance of mind, all through the two mysterious gift , a strong fashion. (“World Military” November 2006/Li Gang, Li Xiaochun)