Sino-Japanese Air War 1937 – 1945

A lot of people have helped me with the information on these pages, both by providing direct information or providing articles and translations. These pages hadn’t been possible without this help!

Contributors:

Jim Broshot
Raymond Cheung
Edward Chan
Tom Chan
Hui Chen-Hung
Jack Cook
Alexander Crawford
Andrei Demjanko
Santiago Flores
Michael Fu
Börje Henningsson
Michael Little
George M. Mellinger
Frank Olynyk
Ondrej Repka
Laurent Rizzotti
Erich Wang
Mirek Wawrzyński
Yulin Yao
Zhou Yali
Arthur Yin
Donald Young
Translation kindly provided by Liya Sang.

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341st Bomb Group
Air Aces Homepage
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