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Last Updated Time:2014/04/03


摩斯飛機(MOTH DH-80)

Time:1934
Location: Guangchang, Jiangxi Province
The Process:

To carry out the policy of maintaining internal security and expelling foreign invasion, the Nationalist Government launched its efforts to suppress the insurgency of the Chinese Communists. As the force deployment of its 5th attack was complete in September 1934, the 1st Bombardment Group was directed to move to Nanchang from Hangzhou to assist the ground attack to be launched by army. After the rebellion in Fujian was quelled, the air force was further invited to join the task of suppressing the Communist bandits. Because the situation was growing intense in April 1934, the 2nd Bombardment Group was also directed to Nanchang and the 3rd Bombardment Group and the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron were transferred to Nancheng.

When the Chinese Communist troops fled to the border of Nanfeng and Guangchang, they received a severe blow from the government forces on 19 April, resulting in heavy casualties. The rest of the communist troops gathered in Guangchang and built dozens of forts, trying to continue their resistance. The government forces then launched a joint air and ground attacks. The 3rd Group Army launched attack from both east and west sides and the air force sent airplanes to carry out reconnaissance missions from April 21. As most of critical points near Changshengqiao, Qianshanjie, Daluoshan, and Huagaijian were almost destroyed after heavy bombardment, the Communist troops led by Peng De-Huai ran away and the 14th Division and the 60th Division conquered Guangchang in April 28.

The recovery of Guangchang climaxed with the 5th Suppression of the Communist bandits and it was also a decisive victory in the war against rebellion of Chinese Communists. The air force totally dropped more than one thousand bombs and fired over one hundred thousand bullets of machine guns in this war, which effectively suppressed the movement of the Communist troops.

The air force participants in this operation included Wang Xun (Shu-Ming), the 2nd Bombardment Group Commander; Wang Bo-Yue, Deputy Commander; Wang Wei-Min, Instructor Pilot, and Element Leaders Wang Xing-Yuan, Sun Jhong-Hua and Li Ci-Jhen. Participating Pilots Jhang Sen-Qiao, Fan Bo-Chao, Jhu Tian-Bao, Chen You-Chao, Jhao Jia-Yi, Peng Yun-Nan, Luo Jhong-Yang bombarded Daluoshan in succession to destroy the Communist fortifications. Participants in the 3rd Bombardment Group were Chang You-Gu, Group Commander; Ju Jia-Hong, Deputy Commander; Wang Xing-Du, Xie Ting-Shen, and Sun Sheng-San, Element Leaders; Liu Zuo-Cheng, Staff Officer; and Navigator Yao Jhong. In the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, there were Yang Ya-Fong, Captain; An Jia-Ju, Deputy Captain; Qian Guo-Xun, Han Wun-Bing and Wu Wei-Jhih, Element Leaders. They fought bravely and made brilliant performance and achievements in many battles. Pilots Xie Liang and Chen Wei-Lue died in a combat action.