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Senior General Chen Hsing-ling

Chen Hsing-ling (Chinese language: 陳燊齡, 9 August 1926 – 9 February 2017) was a Taiwanese air force general officer and pilot. He served as the Commander in Chief of the Republic of China Air Force in Taiwan from 1986 to 1989 and the Chief of General Staff of the Republic of China Armed Forces from 1989 until 1991.[1]

Born in Beijing in the then-Republic of China based on the mainland in 1926, Chen Hsing-ling served as a fighter pilot during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and World War II.[1] He then fought for ROC military during the Chinese Civil War from 1946 to 1949.[1] During the 1950s, Chen was selected as one of the first Taiwanese (ROC) military pilots to travel to the United States to receive Republic F-84 flight training.[1]

Chen Hsing-ling died in Taipei, Taiwan, on 9 February 2017, at the age of 91.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Lu, Hsin-hui (2017-02-09). "Former head of ROC Air Force Chen Hsing-ling dies". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 

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