Zhao Baotong

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Zhao Baotong during the Korean War.

Zhao Baotong (Chinese: 赵宝桐, 1928 in Fushun, Liaoning - 2003) was a MiG-15 pilot of the People's Republic of China. He was a flying ace during the Korean War, with 9 victories.[1]

A member of the 3rd Fighter Aviation Division,[2][3] He was the first Chinese Korean War pilot to achieve ace status.[3] Also known as Chao Bao Tun.[1]

Although all Chinese aces have received the title Combat Hero in acknowledgement of their services,[4] very little information is known of the Chinese pilots during the war due to the lack of published records.

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  1. ^ a b Varhola 2000, p. 44
  2. ^ (Chinese) 空中突击手孙生禄 (Sun Shenlu: The Aerial Vanguard), Beijing, China: Xinhua, 2003-10-25, retrieved 2011-08-29 
  3. ^ a b Zhang 2004, p. 149.
  4. ^ (Chinese) 中华英雄鏖战世界强敌 抗美援朝"战斗英雄"全景扫描 (Profiles on Combat Heroes During the Korean War), Beijing, China: Xinhua, 2010-10-26, retrieved 2011-08-29 

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