Talk:Development of Chinese Nationalist air force (1937–45)
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- 1 First metal monoplane dogfight
- 2 Untitled
- 3 POV problems
- 4 Split off portion
- 5 Cleanup
- 6 Copyright problems
- 7 Title
- 8 Requesting consensus discussion on addition of image of American pilots
- 9 Requesting consensus discussion on addition of image of Kuomingdang flags
- 10 Requesting consensus on addition of army flag
First metal monoplane dogfight
"These engaged Japanese fighters in many major air battles beginning on14 August 1937, when Imperial Japanese Navy warplanes raided Chienchiao airbase; "814" has thus become known as "Air Force Day". Chinese Boeing P-26/281 fighters engaged Japanese Mitsubishi A5M fighters in the world's first dogfight between all-metal monoplane fighters" I was under the impression that the first dogfight between all metal monoplanes took place in Spain in June 1937, when multiple Republican I-16 pilots claimed the first Bf 109s to be downed. (Cf. Frank Glasgow Tinker, http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/yugoslavia_petrovich.htm)
The individual that aquired the P40's for China from the Uited States was Cecil Folmar. He was in China at that time & went to Hawaii on behalf of the Natinalist Chinese. Claire Chennault directed him to make the purchase these aircraft. I was told this by Cecil Folmar, Jr., MD, his son, who is my otologist.
My name is Vern P. Martin. I currently live at 16985 Kawai Court Fountain Valley, CA 92708. I was a member of the 14th Army Air Force. I was a radar mechanic with the 373 & 374 Heavy Bomb Squadrons of the 308th Heavy Bomb Group. My tour of duty was from July 1943 to July 1945.
It was my understanding that the the P40's & P51's were painted to resemble the tiger shark which was feared by the Japanese. How it was transferred to the Bengal Tiger, I don't know.
Split off portion
I've begun a major cleanup of this article, if you could refrain from making any edits for the next 2 hours or so it would br greatly appreceated. I'll remove the tag when I'm done. -Loren 18:58, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
- I've broken up this article to limit it to discussion on development of the ROCAF. Information on engagements have been moved to Aerial Engagements of the Second Sino-Japanese War, while relevant info on the Burma supply route will be incorporated into the existing article The Hump. -Loren 23:16, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
Some of the content of this article reads like it was copied directly out of a book, probably of Russian origin based upon the language. If so this could cause major copyright questions. Many of the contributions of the anon who created this article seem suspect. -Loren 20:05, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
Shouldn't the title of this article be Development of the Chinese Nationalist air force (1937-1945)? I feel a the is called for. Manxruler 10:46, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
Requesting consensus discussion on addition of image of American pilots
Requesting consensus discussion on addition of image of Kuomingdang flags
I shall go on with the addition of flag.