Chinese pilot Li Han was just 27 when the Korean war started, but he was ready to die for his country. Photo: Handout

China’s air force turns 70 with tales of its dare-to-die Korean war pilots

  • For the young, inexperienced fliers of the People’s Volunteer Army, crashing into an enemy plane was always an option, according to unprecedented article by an official military newspaper
  • ‘Almost all of the Chinese pilots in the Korean war were prepared to die,’ retired communications officer says
Topic |   China military

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Chinese pilot Li Han was just 27 when the Korean war started, but he was ready to die for his country. Photo: Handout
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